The men who gave chase to a suspected armed robber in Paignton have spoken of their ordeal.
Colour Glaze proprietor Andy Taylor and glazier Kieran Potter both headed off after a man seen fleeing St Michael's Road Post Office.
Kieran Potter, 28, said: "It was about 1.30pm. We were working and someone outside shouted saying the post office was getting robbed, call the police. We heard the alarm going off and saw someone running down the road. I jumped in the van and chased him towards New Street, where I lost him. He turned up an alley I couldn't take the van down so I waited at the top. When I saw him again he had taken off his black jacket and exposed a check shirt. He was carrying his jacket under his arm but I couldn't see anything else. I gave the police a commentary. I'd guess he was 28-35. He had black hair and tattoos on his arm. Someone shouted that he had a gun. He would have to be local to know these roads. It was only after I started chasing him I thought what am I doing? I've got a wife and kids aged six, four and two. There was no point trying to detain him, I just wanted to see where he went so the police could get there. They arrived within about 10 minutes."
Colour Glaze proprietor Andy Taylor, 48, said: When we heard the guy shouting, we didn't believe him until we heard the alarm going off. We thought it was someone having a joke. I've been here for about 15 years and we've never had anything like this happen before, although the area has slowly gone downhill. I'm a bit shocked. It's really terrible and hopefully he'll get caught. I chased him on foot to start with but then I thought it's not worth your own health."