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Moment heroic 14-year-old girl armed with a machete fights off gun-wielding robbers at mom’s store

Moment heroic 14-year-old girl armed with a machete fights off gun-wielding robbers and chases them out of her mother’s store in Colombia

  • Alejandra Peréz, a 14-year-old girl from Bogotá, Colombia, defended her mother’s business from being robbed by attacking the criminals with a machete
  • The incident took place last Thursday when two individuals entered the store before Peréz and her mother Nidia Buenaventura confronted them
  • Pérez can be seen on a video hitting one of the individuals with a machete 
  • One of the robbers shot her mother during the scuffle, before fleeing 
  • Buenaventura was shot in the chest but luckily did not suffer organ damage 

A 14-year-old girl has been hailed as a hero after she used a machete to fight off two men who were trying to rob her mother’s shop – as one of the attackers shot her mom in the chest.

Surveillance video shows the moment the gun-wielding robbers entered the store located in Bogotá, Colombia, last Thursday and proceeded to lower the entrance gate.

A second video camera positioned behind the store counter shows Alejandra Peréz sitting beside her mother Nidia Buenaventura, who was counting money from the cash register. 

Nidia Buenaventura (left) and her daughter, Alejandra Peréz (right), confronted two male individuals who attempted to rob her store last Thursday in Bogotá, Colombia. The 14-year-old girl has been hailed a hero for fending off the suspects with a machete. Buenaventura was struck with a bullet in the chest, but her injuries were considered non life threatening

Surveillance camera shows the moment Alejandra Peréz attacks a burglar (bottom left) before his accomplice prompts him to leave her mother's store in Bogotá, Colombia, last Thursday

Surveillance camera shows the moment Alejandra Peréz attacks a burglar (bottom left) before his accomplice prompts him to leave her mother’s store in Bogotá, Colombia, last Thursday

One the robbers approached the door next to the counter and tried to force it open before Peréz grabbed a machete and Buenaventura lunged at the man and attacked him.

A video camera facing the front part of the counter showed the suspect trying to grab the machete away from Peréz. He then used his gun to hit Buenaventura on the head. After a failed attempt to snatch the machete from Peréz, the man shot Buenaventura in the chest.

The man and his accomplice then ran out of the shop and got on a scooter and took off.

Peréz and Buenaventura then went back into the store as the woman’s two-year-old daughter and pet dog stepped out from behind counter. 

Alejandra Peréz (left) and Nidia Buenaventura (right) react when an individual attempted to enter the counter area and rob them

Alejandra Peréz (left) and Nidia Buenaventura (right) react when an individual attempted to enter the counter area and rob them 

According to the brave teenage girl, her mother’s store had been targeted by burglars in the past.

‘It is not the first or the second time it happens, so I already had in mind that if something happened, take the machete and hit them,’ Peréz said, according to Caracol TV.

Several folks then streamed inside the store to aid the family before Buenaventura was taken to a local hospital to treat her gunshot wound. 

According to Buenaventura, the bullet went in and out of her body and did not cause damage to any of her organs.

Authorities have not made any arrests related to the foiled robbery. 

Two suspects escape after their robbery attempt was foiled by a machete-wielding 14-year-old girl last Thursday in Colombia. One of the men (pictured in the black jacket and pant) shot the teen's mother in the chest. but the wound was not considered life threatening

Two suspects escape after their robbery attempt was foiled by a machete-wielding 14-year-old girl last Thursday in Colombia. One of the men (pictured in the black jacket and pant) shot the teen’s mother in the chest. but the wound was not considered life threatening

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