A shop owner has described how he threw himself at a "screwdriver-wielding" alleged robber who he claimed had pinned his colleague against a wall.
Dad-of-two Saneesh Joseph says he heard a commotion and his worker shout 'Just take it' before he leaped into action.
He says he launched himself at the man, as another suspect raided the till at the Lifestyle Express store in Teesville, Middlesbrough.
Saneesh, 39, told the Teesside Gazette : “I came here about 8pm. I was sorting out because I was flying to India the next day.