Saturday, 20 July 2013
Robbers tackled by community-minded traders and shoppers in Ashton
A terrifying smash-and-grab robbery at a jeweller’s shop sparked a remarkable community chase as the masked robbers made their getaway. When two thugs stole vintage watches worth £5,000 from a family business in Ashton-under-Lyne town centre, more than 10 traders and shoppers sprung into action.
One robber was held in a citizen’s arrest thanks to an unlikely superhero squad including a greengrocer, a cobbler armed with a broom, and a toy seller - who is also a professional wrestler. The other thug was caught later by police. Read more: Manchester Evening News
Great work and well done to all involved. Tameside Citizen