Shaun Andrew McKerry burst into the Shildon Post Office and Stores demanding that a cashier fill his bag with money, as he threatened her with a hatchet.
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Footage shows store owner, Sab Dhillon, running from the back of his shop and jumping on McKerry. Items were knocked to the ground as Dhillon tackled him into shelves and put him in a choke hold. The video then shows Dhillon's wife, Sam, running from the back of the store with a baseball bat, then hitting the robber.
McKerry was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted robbery.
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