Paula Hooper on CCTV
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'Hero of the day' chases armed robber at Ely post office

A post office worker foiled a knife-wielding robber in Cardiff by lashing out with a baseball bat.

Paula Hooper, 52, struck the masked man on the arm when he demanded money from the till at Ely post office at about 08:30 BST on Tuesday.

CCTV footage then shows her chasing the man out of the shop from behind the counter.

Ms Hooper said she thought the incident was a "Halloween joke" at first.

Postmaster Shady Taha, who was in his office at the time of the incident, described her as the "hero of the day".

  • 26 Oct 2016