Brave shopkeeper, 68, is attacked for a second time this year

Brave shopkeeper, 68, is attacked for a second time this year

April 29, 2019

Heroic shopkeeper, 68, who swatted away gun in armed robbery is now savagely attacked AGAIN three months later as thugs punch him and flee with £167 in cash from till

  • The 7 to 11 cornershop in Clacton has seen two violent robberies this year
  • Shopkeeper Jonathan Dunkin was repeatedly punched in the latest incident
  • Robbers took £167 of takings and smashed up the £1,500 shop till

Shocking footage shows the moment two thugs burst into a newsagent and battered the shopkeeper before making off with the till.

It was the latest attack on Jonathan Dunkin, the 68-year-old owner of the 7 to 11 cornershop in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

CCTV shows two men come into the store. While one speaks to Mr Dunkin, the other runs around the back of the counter and rains punches on him.

Sickening CCTV footage shows a shopkeeper being punched in the face by robbers

The heartless attackers made off with the shop’s till in the latest robbery this year

It comes just months after Mr Dunkin was threatened by a gun-wielding robber in his store in January.

He told MailOnline: ‘Two men came in and grabbed a few cans of Fosters. Then one of them came around the back and punched me. 

The two men smashed up the till and made off with £167 of the money inside. 

Mr Dunkin, who works seven days a week at the store, says the till itself will cost around £1,500 to replace.

Mr Dunkin suffered bruises to his face and body but carried on working over the weekend.

In January, robber Scott Cotier walked into the Essex shop on the pretence of buying an energy drink before pointing a gun at Mr Dunkin’s face and demanding money from the till.

Shopkeeper Jonathan Dunkin suffered bruising in the latest attack, but carried on working

His 7-11 shop has now seen two violent robberies in the space of just four months

In the January incident, Mr Dunkin bravely pushed away the gun from his face, earning him praise from locals. 

Cotier, 22, was later jailed for attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent.

Speaking after that attack, Mr Dunkin says he attributes his willingness to keep returning to work despite the attacks to suffering a loss of oxygen when he was a boy, meaning he feels less emotion.

He has reported the latest incident to Essex Police, who have been contacted for comment.

 Footage of the previous incident shows Mr Dunkin swatting away a gun

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