TWO brave shop workers who tackled a knife-wielding thief have received commendations from the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire police. Andrew Beadle and Barry Pritchard stopped a shoplifter as he made off with £30 worth of men's razors from Wilkinson's in Huntingdon in October last year. The thief threatened both men with a knife as he attempted to flee the St Germain Walk area. Mr Pritchard, 42, who was working as a security guard for Wilkinson's, said he had spotted the thief on CCTV putting razors into a green rucksack. He radioed other staff members and nearby stores to warn them about the shoplifter and give them a description of the man. However, by the time he ran onto the shop floor to look for the thief, he had already left. But the thief had not managed to flee far. Outside the man was being held by Mr Beadle, the duty manager of Peacocks.