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Liquor.com owner takes on two Auckland men twice his size as they leave store without paying

A bottle shop owner has been caught on camera fighting off two men twice his size after they tried to walk out of his store without paying for their alcohol. 

CCTV footage showed the men enter Liquor.com on Queen Street in Auckland, New Zealand, in June 2020.

One man, wearing a red shirt, makes a beeline for the fridge at the back of the store where he pulls out cases of alcohol.

The other man, wearing headphones, hovers around the front counter waiting for his friend.

A bottle shop owner has been caught on camera fighting off two men twice his size after they tried to walk out of his store without paying for their alcohol

As the pair go to leave, the store owner steps between the men and the front door.

He tries to grab the alcohol from their hands before the pair push him up against the door.

One of the men grab the owner and lift him off his feet before pushing him out of the way.

The men walk out of the store as the unrelenting owner tries to pull them back in.

Both men make it back into their silver Corolla before fleeing the scene.

Social media users were quick to heap praise on the store owner for his bravery.

'Respect to the little guy, he tried to stop those two buffaloes in spite of the size difference,' one person said.

Another person commented: 'Award for employee of the year.'

One of the men grab the owner and lift him off his feet before pushing him out of the way

The men walk out of the store as the unrelenting owner tries to pull them back in

Police said they received a report of an alleged theft incident at the liquor store on June 18. 

'Two males entered to store shortly before 11pm and stole cases of alcohol,' police said in a statement.

'The storekeeper attempted to stop them leaving but has been assaulted by one of the men, who forced the staff member out of the way and fled in a vehicle.'

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Police on 105, quoting file number 200622/2315, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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