Four men have been arrested after money was snatched from security guards filling a cash machine at a County Durham supermarket.
Police said the guards were threatened with axes outside the Tesco store in Delves Lane, Consett on Thursday.
No-one was hurt and the suspects were eventually arrested about 90 miles away in York after police pursued a BMW car.
The chase involved dozens of police officers from Durham and North Yorkshire and a helicopter.
A Durham Police spokeswoman said the suspects were being questioned by detectives.