Kebab shop worker in Northbridge, Perth hits a thief over the head with a deep fryer basket

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A brave kebab shop worker has scared off a brazen thief with a fryer basket after he attempted to steal a slice of pizza from behind the counter.

The employees at a kebab shop were forced to furiously fend off the sneaky criminal in the inner city suburb of Northbridge in Perth, Western Australia.

A man can be been seen lurking near the entrance of the takeaway store while one of the workers starts tossing chips out from the deep-fryer.

Shocking moment kebab shop worker fends off thief with chip fryer.

A kebab shop worker has fended off a thief with a fryer basket after he attempted to steal a slice of pizza

A worker is forced to hit the crook over the head with a frying basket in Northbridge, Perth

The thief attempts to jump over the glass countertop and grab some pizza before one of the workers whacks him over the head with the metal fryer basket.

Customers and the other employee watched on in shock as the tussle unfolded and the thief retreated down the street.

The CCTV footage that emerged on TikTok on Tuesday, March 30, has surprised viewers online.

‘That’s a good way to get rid of someone’, one user said.

‘Why didn’t you give him food dude’, another joked.

‘Poor man, the basket was full of hot chips,’ another commented.

A man can be seen lurking near the entrance of the kebab shop before reaching behind the glass to snatch a slice of pizza.