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Unfazed store owners IGNORE knife-wielding robber and even let another customer pay mid-heist

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An armed man who stormed into a store in central China probably did not expect to be ignored.

The two unfazed store owners kept their cool as the suspect demanded money while waving a knife in their faces. 

The bizarre incident in Hubei province, caught on surveillance camera, even shows a female customer approaching the cashier and paying for her items during the heist.

The two unfazed store owners kept their cool as the suspect demanded money while waving a knife in their faces in their shop in central China's Hubei province on Monday evening 

The two unfazed store owners kept their cool as the suspect demanded money while waving a knife in their faces in their shop in central China's Hubei province on Monday evening 

The two unfazed store owners kept their cool as the suspect demanded money while waving a knife in their faces in their shop in central China’s Hubei province on Monday evening 

The bizarre incident even shows a customer approaching the cashier and paying for her items

The bizarre incident even shows a customer approaching the cashier and paying for her items

The bizarre incident even shows a customer approaching the cashier and paying for her items

The armed man is seen letting the transaction take place in the middle of the bizarre robbery

The armed man is seen letting the transaction take place in the middle of the bizarre robbery

The armed man is seen letting the transaction take place in the middle of the bizarre robbery

The armed man, later identified as 30-year-old Shen, barged into the shop in Baodong county on Monday at about 7pm, according to local reports.

He claimed that he received a counterfeit 20-yuan (£2.20) banknote from the owners after purchasing from them earlier, Badong News reported.

The couple refused to give him a new note, prompting the man to brandish the knife and threaten the owners with it.  

The man, identified as 30-year-old Shen, barged into the shop in Baodong at about 7pm

The man, identified as 30-year-old Shen, barged into the shop in Baodong at about 7pm

The man, identified as 30-year-old Shen, barged into the shop in Baodong at about 7pm

The pair was filmed remaining perfectly calm while the frustrated robber continues to make his demands. 

A woman dressed in white then slowly approaches the cashier, presumably unaware of the ongoing heist. 

She then pulled out a 10 yuan (£1) note to pay for her item. The furious man then snatches the cash out of the owner’s hand. 

Frustrated by the shop owners' reaction, the unsuccessful robber stabs the cashier computer with his knife and kicks the counter out of frustration before escaping on his bike

Frustrated by the shop owners' reaction, the unsuccessful robber stabs the cashier computer with his knife and kicks the counter out of frustration before escaping on his bike

Frustrated by the shop owners’ reaction, the unsuccessful robber stabs the cashier computer with his knife and kicks the counter out of frustration before escaping on his bike

The man escaped the scene on his bike and was apprehended on a highway 1.8 miles away

The man escaped the scene on his bike and was apprehended on a highway 1.8 miles away

The man escaped the scene on his bike and was apprehended on a highway 1.8 miles away

Police said he was wanted for failing to pay a court-ordered sum to another one of his victims

Police said he was wanted for failing to pay a court-ordered sum to another one of his victims

Police said he was wanted for failing to pay a court-ordered sum to another one of his victims

He was then filmed stabbing the cashier computer with his knife and kicking the counter out of frustration.  

The man then escaped the scene on his bike and was apprehended on a highway three kilometres (1.8 miles) away. He turned out to be a wanted fugitive from Jiangsu province.  

The authorities said he was wanted for failing to pay a court-ordered sum to another one of his victims and the case is under investigation. 

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