A 21-year-old man died after reportedly being chased by a knifeman as he walked out of a Cash Converters.
The tragedy happened in broad daylight in Tottenham, North London, Monday afternoon, with the Met Police opening a murder probe.
The man is said to have been chased by a “tiny lad” after walking out of a Cash Converters outlet in West Green Road at around 4pm.
Paramedics desperately tried to save the man, who has not been named, but he died at the scene.
A witness said the victim’s mum was “hysterical” as medics treated him in the street.
They said : “The guy came out of Cash Converters and a tiny lad, really short, started chasing him.
“They were running around a car then the little guy, probably a teenager, must have stabbed the older guy.
“He staggered across the street to a doorway to a building where he lived and collapsed.”
The witness described the man as a “nice enough lad” who had recently moved to the area.
A woman who knew him said : “He was a cool guy and liked talking to girls, but he also seemed very depressed.”
Jessica Lopes, 21, who saw the aftermath, told the paper: “There was a woman on the floor with him and she put a red blanket on him.
“I heard a couple of people screaming ‘oh no’, so maybe they knew him.”
Just last month teenager Anas Mezenner, 17, was stabbed to death on the same road.
Five teens, aged from 14 to 17, have been charged with his murder.
Confirming a murder probe had been launched, police said in a statement: “Police were called at approximately 4pm on Monday, 22 February to reports of a man, believed aged in his 20s, stabbed in West Green Road, N15.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended but despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Next of kin have been informed.”