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Grandmother tackles armed robber

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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When an armed robbery occurs there are certain thing you would never expect to happen. One of those things being that an old lady should attack the robber with a rolled up newspaper. Well Dorothy Holmes, an 85-year-old Dublin woman challenged the status quo as she struck the thief in the face with a TV guide magazine.

An 85-year-old pensioner Dorothy Holmes attacked a chisel-wielding thief with her RTE TV Guide at a Dublin grocery store. She told the Daily Star newspaper, “I can’t promise I wouldn’t do it again."

Holmes was in the Mace convenience store on St Gabriel’s Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3 when drug-addict thief Edward Hutton (27) robbed the store. The elderly local woman rolled up her magazine and let the thief have it.

She told the Star, “I’m an old lady…I wasn’t ever a wrestler or anything like that…but I don’t see why these people think they can steal what the rest of us have to work hard for.


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