The man smashed jewellery cases with a sledgehammer before he was chased down and held by members of the public.
The 11-year-old used her loaf to deter the suspect during an incident at a Sussex supermarket.
Michael Seed, 58, was an unlikely member of the team.
Zofija Kaczan, who survived a Nazi camp during the Second World War, suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured neck and cheekbone.
The woman had just withdrawn $75,000 from a Texas bank before two assailants attempted to steal it from her.
A street robber has stolen a pensioner's life savings and what police describe as "substantial" casino winnings.