Incredible video has emerged from New Zealand of a 6-year-old girl rushing to protect a man from a robber wielding an axe. The girl’s family store in Auckland, New Zealand, had been broken into by robbers who allegedly smashed a glass cabinet, took bags of cellphones, and injured a store employee in the face. CCTV footage showed the girl, Sarah Patel, run to push the leg of one of the attackers as he raised an axe toward a store employee. As the robber turned to her, the girl ran into the arms of her grandfather who quickly leads the girl to safety.
The girl’s father, Suhail Patel, told the New Zealand Herald that his daughter had thought the robbers had been attacking him. After seeing the video, he added, he felt “very fortunate she didn’t get hurt.” The girl’s mother, Nashrin Patel, reportedly pursued the robber’s getaway car in order to alert police of the criminal’s whereabouts. Five teenagers have been arrested for the crime.
Watch the video below:
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