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Post  Peter on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:47 pm

Four men are being held by police after a gang of crash-helmeted robbers wielding sledgehammers was put to flight by a pensioner who attacked them with a handbag.

Video footage of the attempted robbery at a jeweller's in Northampton town centre showed the unlikely have-a-go-hero crossing a road and jogging briskly towards the six-strong mob as they smashed the shop's windows.

The raiders, who had arrived at the scene on three scooters, drove away just moments after the red-coated pensioner, thought to be aged in her 70s, began lashing out at them with a large black handbag.

The footage of the robbery, broadcast on ITV's Anglia Tonight programme, also showed other members of the public pinning down a man who had fallen from one of the scooters just yards away from the shop.

Northamptonshire Police said officers were called to the scene, on the corner of Gold Street and Bridge Street, at 9.30am on Monday after the offenders began to smash the store's front windows using sledgehammers.

A total of four men, aged 18, 22, 25 and 39, were arrested and police are now seeking a further two other people who are believed to have been involved in the incident.

A police spokesman said: "The offenders were disturbed by members of the public and fled the area without taking anything.

"One of the offenders was detained by members of the public and the other three men were arrested by police a short time later."
http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=156072455

Video footage of her http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR8kLaYMU0E&feature=related
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Post  roadkill on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:16 pm

Interesting, but I can't help but wonder about her. Did you notice the gate she had in her run from down the street... She was making a beeline from down the road and that run of hers looked more like a guy and not 70 yrs old.
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Post  Mr Nobody on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:34 pm

I think she was just determined to bag some criminal ass. Good on the ol' lass!
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Post  Peter on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:45 am

I thought she ran well to roadkill but here she is Supergran
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Post  Ade on Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:52 am

Wow,mental!

What a lass!
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Post  roadkill on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:02 am

Wow... very cool indeed
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Post  WalksWithNoFear on Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:22 pm

I'm always wary of stories like these, since they, in my own personal experience cause well-meaning fools to rush into situations like these with multiple attackers and the outcome is different. Still Well Done to her.

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Post  theodore on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:22 am

Yeah right

She runs from about 200 yards, difficult for most 70 year olds

Plus how did she know from that far away what was going down?

And why would she run that far to intervene?

Sorry im not that gullible

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Post  Ace Ventura on Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:15 am

So is it a government conspiracy?

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Post  Jagunco on Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:41 pm

Some excellent points. I for one don't advocate old ladies getting involved in like that. By the same token its none of my business if they do and Id be the first congratulate them.

I was having a conversation with an older lady the other night though and it worried me (and I'll be honest) irritated me that she seemed to think she could physically take on a man in his prime and win. She was telling me how she had been tempted to bring down her male neighbour and I told her she was foolish to think that way. I got a 'knowing' look and told that she used to be a body builder and a Judo player and she could handle her self and she broke up loads of fights in the chip shop she used to run. I admit I was left wondering how much resistance was put up by those she was dealing with in this chip shop.

I just hope that she doesn't get a rude awakening one day.

As for supergran here... not got all the facts so will decline to comment further
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