Incredible CCTV footage shows brave have-a-go heroes thwart a terrifying 'raid' by sledgehammer-wielding thugs on a jewellers popular with TOWIE stars.
One man is shown throwing a wooden sign at three 'would-be thieves', who were on mopeds - before a van driver mounted the kerb, forcing them to flee.
After reigning blows on the van as he quickly reversed, they fled empty-handed from the daylight raid.
Four yobs on three mopeds had just sped onto the pavement in Billericay, the heartland of the reality show.
They then attack Coleby’s Jewellers, lodging a bike in the shop door.
Seconds into the attack a brave man runs from neighbouring hairdressers LJR Hair and Beauty to try and stop them brandishing an advertising A-Board.