Robber slashes have-a-go-hero with knife
A man who tried to stop a thief stealing a cash box from a Baptist Church in Loughborough, UK, was slashed with a knife. The man becomes the latest victim in the growing tide of knife crime reported across the UK.
The injured man was a Credit Union customer and received cuts to the hand that needed treatment from paramedics.
Credit Unions are not-for-profit institutions run as co-operatives to help people and communities in financial difficulties borrow funds at reasonable and sometimes at zero interest rates. Credit Unions have been useful in helping prevent the exploitation of poorer communities by door to door loan sharks.
The amount of money taken in the incident has not been disclosed.
Police are following up the incident and appealing for more witnesses to the attack.
The thief, armed with a large carving knife, struck at the Baptist Church in Baxtergate, Loughborough, at 10.10am yesterday while volunteers from Clockwise credit union were running their weekly collection point in the church hall.
He grabbed the cash box and a credit union customer, who tried to stop him, was cut on the hand.
Credit union volunteer Keith Rose also tried to stop the knifeman but he escaped after a short pursuit across the town.