Hero granny fights off sledgehammer gang with handbag

Hero gran Ann Timson arrives at her home in Northampton (Picture: Masons)
Hero gran Ann Timson arrives at her home in Northampton

A fearless pensioner wielding a handbag helped save a jeweller’s shop from a gang of sledgehammer robbers.

Thanks to the extraordinary bravery of the woman – thought to be in her 70s – four men were arrested following the attempted robbery at a jeweller’s in Northampton town centre.

Video shot by an onlooker captured the sight of the unlikely have-a-go-hero crossing a road and jogging briskly towards the six-strong mob as they smashed the windows of the shop with sledgehammers.

The raiders speeded off seconds after the red-coated pensioner began lashing out at them with a large black handbag.

Encouraged by the elderly lady other members of the public piled in and pinned down a man who had fallen from one of the scooters in panic just yards away from the shop.

Watch the video : http://www.metro.co.uk/news/854890-hero-granny-fights-off-sledgehammer-gang-with-handbag

The raiders struck at 9.30am yesterday on the corner of Gold Street and Bridge Street in Northampton.

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.’

No one was injured as a result of the raid.
Source : http://www.metro.co.uk/news/854890-hero-granny-fights-off-sledgehammer-gang-with-handbag#ixzz1FdUKejux

 

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