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'Super Granny' Breaks up Jewelry Heist With Handbag
The 75-Year-Old Used Her Purse to Take on Six Robbers

ABC News International Feb. 8, 2011

A 75-year-old woman rushed into action yesterday morning when six robbers, with sledgehammers, attempted a smash-and-grab at a jewelry store in Northampton, England. Ann Timson, armed with only her handbag, took on the men, breaking up the robbery and causing them to flee without taking anything.

"At first I thought one of them was being set upon by three others. ... I was not going to stand by and watch somebody take a beating or worse so I tried to intervene," the grandmother told the Daily Mail. "What concerned me was that too many people just stood around watching as if they were in shock and nobody was doing anything. ... When I got closer to them I realized it was a robbery and then I was even more angry that they felt they could get away with what they were doing in broad daylight."

The article includes a link to video caught of the incident.


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 10th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
Six robbers with sledgehammers? I'm glad that this didn't end in tragedy for the old lady. Definitely belongs under "Don't Mess With Granny" on Tv Tropes.
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Looks like the robbers were familiar with the trope. :)
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