The OneStop convenience store on Chester Road (The Broadway) experienced an attempted armed robbery on Thursday evening, locals have reported.
At around 6pm, a man wielding a machete entered the store and attempted to rob it.
However, staff made the decision to resist the attack and his effort was unsuccessful.
A source connected to the shop told SGM that the store manager bravely disarmed the robber, and did so without anyone being harmed.
It is then reported that the robber subsequently fled the scene and escaped into Pennywell through the King George V Playing fields.
Anyone who has any information on the identity of the assailant, or witnessed the attempted robbery, should contact the police immediately.