Hero customers tackle raider

Police outside the Co-Op on Whitegate Drive after a suspected armed robbery.
Police outside the Co-Op on Whitegate Drive after a suspected armed robbery.
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THREE men were today hailed as heroes after confronting a glass-wielding robber during a terrifying raid at a Blackpool convenience store.

The would-be robber threatened the cashier at the Co-operative store, on Whitegate Drive, with what is thought to have been a shard of glass before the heroic customers stepped in.

The shocking incident unfolded in the busy store just after 6pm yesterday.

Three men bravely tackled the offender before he could escape.

And they have now been praised by police for their actions.

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