Hard as nails


Tough as nails. This guy did an outstanding job against scumbags with sledgehammers intent on robbing a jewellery store in London.

A security guard described ‘a solid egg’ by a colleague appeared bloodied outside a London jewellers today after defending the shop against masked raiders with bats and sledgehammers.

The man, known only as Johnny, held the door of royal jeweller William & Son in Mayfair against eight men as they smashed in the bullet-proof glass leaving him with blood running down his face.

According to witness Laurence Davis, who owns specialist tobacconist Sautter cigars across the street, the attack went on for five minutes before the raiders gave up and left empty-handed.   

He said: ‘I saw three mopeds drive up, on them were men in black leathers, two with maroon helmets, the rest with black.

‘They mounted the kerb and ran at the shop wielding four sledgehammers and two metal baseball bats.

‘Johnny, the security guard – I don’t know his surname – was standing just inside the door. He managed to lock the left hand side.

‘The right hand side of the door was flapping loose but he held it shut with his body.

‘They kept smashing at the door with the sledgehammers – these were heavy duty hammers as long as your arm.

‘It was unbelievable he was a real hero the way he bravely stood there as the door smashed into him.

‘They must have smashed at the door about 30 times. Each time it slammed into him and there were splinters of glass raining down from the door onto him, he was bleeding from cuts to the head.

‘I think the glass was bullet proof, they would have been through our door in no time if it wasn’t.

‘They kept this up for about three minutes, while smoke started pouring from the shop – its security system. Then the shop grills began to come down.

‘By that time they realised they would not get in and jumped on their mopeds and sped off in the direction of Berkeley Square.’

Quick thinking, a solid manly disposition and a body of a finely tuned athlete thwarted these robbers.


– Daily Mail


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  • intelligentes candida diva

    Doing his job stead of a pretend “tough ass” good for him

  • steve and monique

    Top bloke.

  • Aucky

    Buy that man a DB.

  • hookerphil

    Might be as well that Cam isn’t boxing against this guy.

  • JKV

    What an amazingly brave guy. I hope the owners ( or more likely the insurance company) give him a big bonus! Well done.

  • worksux

    He should join our navy, I would put him in charge of a fisheries patrol ship in the southern ocean.

  • Curly1952

    Well done that man. He looks remarkably like that other well known belligerent pitbull of a man – Sir Rob Muldoon.These crooks had no show!!

  • Dumrse

    Appoint him as the Master at Arms in Parliment. That would stop the trash getting through the doors.

    Edit: Sp

  • Cadwallader

    How about UK ambassador to Syria? He seems to resemble a one-man Israel.

  • HSV325

    Legend! Zero tolerance for feral scum. I hope his boss sorts him a nice bonus.

  • Tom

    Look at his expression. He enjoyed it!

    • Richard

      Yep, he’s spent a few years on the club doors for sure.

    • Wallace Westland

      Yeah. That’s a man having a gooooooooood day!

  • stanman

    Johnny your a bloody legend
    Good lad

  • Day Day

    Brilliant defense. Do NOT let them through the door.

    • Richard

  • cows4me

    The makers of the doors need to hire Johnny to promote their products.

  • Lemuzz

    I liked the last bit. ” They sped away on their mopeds”

  • Eiselmann

    Sometimes good people do actually make a stand against lowlife criminals , oh that we all had such fortitude. One win for the good guys.

  • Je Suis Charlie – Respect!!

    That man deserves a DB or better!

    • Michael

      Definitely something better than a DB.

    • STAG

      A MBE?

  • Fforde Thinking

    Hope they find all 8 of the perpetrators, bastards. Imagine the injuries they would have inflicted on him had they got through the door

    • taurangaruru

      Looking at the security guard it is fortunate they didn’t get through the door, he would have had them on toast.

  • InnerCityDweller

    Good job that man but “…a body of a finely tuned athlete…”? I had to scroll back up to the picture to double check ;-)

  • T Mardell

    So where were the police after 5 minutes of this attack?

  • Jimmie

    Definitely a situation where size does matter. I can’t imagine a 5ft 3in 70kg diminished computer nerd being able to use his bodily presence to prevent the intrusion by these scum bags.

    I hope Johnny gets a couple of gongs and a decent bonus from his employers.

    • Tom

      Reckon the shop’s insurers owe him a nice weeks holiday in Spain with all the trimmings

  • friardo

    He looks frighteningly like Muldoon after a good day in the debating chamber.

  • hunk4hire .

    Too bad the Poms prohibit law-abiding citizens from defending themselves. In a sane world, the security guard would have pulled out his Glock and loosed off a couple of rounds into these oxygen wasters.

    Remember folks, when every second counts, the police are only minutes away.

    • Mark

      Seems to me he had a plan for what to do if such an event occurred & the situational awareness to see it unfolding & act.
      He would be the sort of guy who could have had a Glock & would not have needed to use it,thereby saving himself & his employer a lot of grief & expense.

      • hunk4hire .

        If the crooks had brought something more than sledgehammers to this shindig, “his employer” might have been paying for his funeral.

        If somebody is going to get hurt during this type of incident, it should always be the bad guys.