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Teen rescued by colleagues in violent attack

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A 16-year-old Perth girl has been saved by her colleagues after an attacker held a broken bottle to her stomach during an attempted robbery.

Selina Bell was working at Carlisle IGA on Monday night when a hooded man entered the store, grabbing her in a chokehold and demanding money.

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Dramatic CCTV footage shows Ms Bell’s colleagues coming to her rescue, pulling the man off her with the help of a customer in the store.

“I remember thinking ‘if he doesn’t choke me to death he’s going to stab me with the top of the bottle’,” Ms Bell told Nine News.

Supermarket workers tackled the man to the ground and tied him up with cable ties and dog leads before police arrived 10 minutes later.

Police arrested the man but are yet to charge him as he is still in hospital.

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