Masked gunman in UK dies after being pinned down and disarmed by customers

Kerry Mcdermott
Daily Mail
January 26, 2013

An armed robber who burst into a betting shop wearing a gas mask and brandishing a gun collapsed and died after being tackled by customers.

The gunman, named locally as Alan Levers, 50, was disarmed and pinned down by punters at Ladbrokes on Crownhill Road in Plymouth, Devon, shortly before 7pm last night.

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Brave customers held the robber on the floor while others raised the alarm, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Officers arrested the man, who was already unconscious, upon arrival, but he was declared dead a short time later.

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