On Sunday, July 26th, a masked robber entered the West Lothian corner shop in Fauldhouse at around 5:45 p.m. The man waved an eight-inch blade at 54-year-old shopkeeper Akbar Ali, while demanding money. As the robber tried to grab the till, Mr. Ali launched into action, seizing a fold-up stool and beating the man with it until he fled empty handed.

This incident took place while several customers were in the store.