Moment masked thug storms London bar and tries to steal laptop – but is fought off by customers wielding BAR STOOLS

A HERO manager was filmed fighting off a hammer-wielding moped thief in a busy London tapas restaurant.

CCTV recorded the entire bust-up, including the moment customers joined Gessica Lastrucci in confronting the robber with bar stools at Crouch End's Bar Esteban on Tuesday night.

This is the moment the thug snatches Gessica Lastrucci's computer

But horrified customers grab bar stools, confronting the villain who runs out

The rider bursts into the bar, and immediately snatches Gessica's laptop as she is typing on it at the bar - writes thesun.co.uk.

She tugs on the charger, which is still plugged into the laptop, in a bid to pull her device out of his hands.

The villain accidentally drops his hammer as he clings on to the laptop which is now heading back to Gessica's hands, and quickly leaves the bar.

At this point, she retrieves her laptop, and is comforted by horrified customers, but to their surprise, he make a dramatic re-entrance.

The thug tried to rob Bar Esteban after attempting to smash into a nearby estate agent

After the he snatched the manager's laptop, she instantly gets up thinking how she can retrieve it

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After the he snatched the manager's laptop, she instantly gets up thinking how she can retrieve it

Quick-thinking Gessica pulls on the laptop cable which the thug didn't have time to remove from the wall

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Quick-thinking Gessica pulls on the laptop cable which the thug didn't have time to remove from the wall

"When the robber came back in I thought he was going to hurt me."

The crook struck just minutes after trying to smash his way into David Astburys estate agents, just down the road from Bar Esteban.

Aaron Cox, from the estate agents said: "They managed to smash their way into our place at around 1.30am and stole computers. We've only been here two weeks.

Gessica appears shocked at what had happened, but at this point she doesn't know the thief will quickly return

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Gessica appears shocked at what had happened, but at this point she doesn't know the thief will quickly return

To their horror, he makes a dramatic reappearance, so fuming punters use stools to confront him

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To their horror, he makes a dramatic reappearance, so fuming punters use stools to confront him

"For a business like ours where we do a lot in the community and we are self-funded it really hurts us."

Police are hunting the two moped toerags who struck Bar Esteban.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Two suspects entered the premises in Park Road and grabbed a laptop from a table. The laptop was dropped at the scene and the suspects made off on mopeds.

"A hammer was recovered at the location. No arrests have been made."

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