Masked robber disarmed by heroic dog

Masked robber disarmed by heroic dog

CCTV footage shows the moment a dog disarms an armed robber in Manosque, France.

The video shows the shopkeeper going about his end-of-day chores, taking a small bin outside to be emptied.

He is then seen rushing back into the shop, followed by a masked man holding what appears to be a gun.

The shopkeeper runs behind the counter, dropping the bin and toppling a chair as he goes.

He's pursued by the assailant, who continues to aim his handgun at the shopkeeper.

The gunman is then seen rapidly back-tracking with the shopkeeper's dog hot on his heels.

The two men and the dog are briefly seen tussling through the shop's window before moving beyond the frame.