A shopkeeper and his son foiled a gang armed with crow bars from breaking into their store.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery, which happened on Friday, January 20, at 10pm at the Premier Store, Church Hall Road, Rushden.
The owner of the shop and his son, were closing the store when a vehicle pulled up outside and three men jumped out with crow bars and ran towards the shop. The victims managed to prevent the offenders from entering the shop.
The offenders smashed the front window of the shop and then got back into the vehicle and pulled around the corner into Rose Avenue.
The main offender then got out of the car again and smashed numerous windows of two vehicles belonging to the victims, and then got back into the car.
The vehicle then reversed back into Church Hall Road, the offenders attempted once again to enter the store but failed, got back into the car then made off towards Park Avenue.
The victims were not injured and nothing was stolen. There were three male offenders involved.
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.