Banbury 'have a go hero' detains robber and unmasks another

Shoppers hold down a suspect in Didcot
Image caption Shoppers helped to hold down a suspect after the robbery

A "have a go hero" detained one armed robber and unmasked another during a hold-up at an Oxfordshire jewellers.

The gang, armed with a hammer, were stealing high value watches from a shop in High Street, Banbury, when the passer-by intervened.

The men fled when a security device in the shop discharged smoke and are thought to have escaped on motorcycles but one man was arrested at the shop.

Witnesses of the robbery, at 10:40 BST, should contact Thames Valley Police.

A bag containing some, or possibly all, the jewellery was found at the scene.

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