Great-grandfather refuses to hand over cash in armed robbery

A great-grandfather has refused to hand over cash despite being shot at in a bungled armed robbery at a Sydney service station.

Remarkable footage shows a gun being fired at a 67-year-old attendant who stood his ground.

A gunman was forced to flee from the Chester Hill service station Friday night without a cent, after Habeb Habeb barely flinched as he argued with the would-be robber.

A great-grandfather has refused to hand over cash despite being shot at in a bungled armed robbery at a Chester Hill Sydney service station. Source: 7 News
A great-grandfather has refused to hand over cash despite being shot at in a bungled armed robbery at a Chester Hill Sydney service station. Source: 7 News

CCTV shows how the gunman was not messing around – but neither was attendant

With his face hidden and clutching a woman’s handbag with one hand and a loaded pistol in the other, the man is persistent.

“He come to me say ‘give me money’, I tell him ‘no money’. He say ‘give me money’, I say ‘no money’,” Mr Habeb recounted to 7 News.

The bungling bandit gave up and fled empty-handed. Source: 7 News
The bungling bandit gave up and fled empty-handed. Source: 7 News

“He get the gun, he say ‘I shoot you’. I say ‘I still give you no money’, he say ‘I shoot you’,” he said.

He did shoot, narrowly missing the senior citizen. The bullet was left lodged in the cigarette cabinet.

It took just 28 seconds for the bandit to give up, fumbling his weapon before bolting empty-handed.

Unperturbed by <span>Friday</span> night’s events, Habeb Habeb was back at work <span>Saturday</span> morning. Source: 7 News
Unperturbed by Friday night’s events, Habeb Habeb was back at work Saturday morning. Source: 7 News

Despite admitting he was scared during the robbery, Mr Habeb said the incident has not rattled him.

Unperturbed by Friday night’s events, the great-grandfather was back at work Saturday morning, serving customers with the same warm smile he’s being wearing for the past 10 years.

The employee said his boss told him he should have handed over the money, but he just laughed it off.

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