Suranga Sooriyabandara used a bottle to knock the knife out of the would-be robber's hand
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Liverpool shopkeeper fights off armed robber with vodka

The moment a shopkeeper from Liverpool used a bottle of vodka to fight off an armed robber was captured on CCTV.

Suranga Sooriyabandara, who owns a shop on Derby Lane in Old Swan, said he was threatened by a man wearing a red mask and wielding a knife on 8 August.

Mr Sooriyabandara said he grabbed the bottle from the shelf behind him and used it to knock the knife out of the would-be robber's hand.

The suspect then ran out of the shop empty-handed.