Fearless Grandma Fights Off Robber With Walking Stick

This brave, elderly woman who works as a shopkeeper amazingly fought off a robber with her walking stick alone. How amazing?

June Turner, 82, was working her usual shift behind the counter at a newsagent at 6.30am when a man came in holding metal bar DEMANDED cash.

June, wasn’t having any of it.

She quickly got her walking stick out and was ready to use it. June was never going to let anybody rob or take anything from the shop and as this is a family business, she was prepared to defend the shop ‘by any means necessary’.

CCTV footage actually caught the moment June fought back ‘hell for leather’ when the man went for the till, unfortunately, the man pushed June to the floor and stole $60 (£50) and a packet of cigarettes.

June, although injured with a black eye and a bruised arm, was checked over by medics and went back to work 30 minutes later! June, you are an amazing woman.

June explained:

“I acted on instinct really. I thought there’s no way he’s having the money we work so hard to make.

“I wish I’d had something a bit harder with me, so I could have finished him off and knocked him out.

“I don’t really know what was going through my head but I knew I had to defend our business by any means necessary. I was determined to protect myself and our shop.”

June thought the man was playing a prank when she saw him with a blanket over him and just his eyes showing. Soon she realised the danger she and the shop were in.

She said:

“I thought it was some sort of set-up. But then he came up to the counter and said, ‘I want your money’.

“I said, ‘You’re not having my money,’ and with that he came round the back of the counter and got some money from the till.

“I saw him with a £20 note in his hand and then I couldn’t find the panic button, so I got my stick and I really belted him with it. I went hell for leather on him.

“Then he opened the cigarettes and they were all on the floor. I nearly had the shirt off his back, but he pushed me to the floor and then he rushed out like the clappers.”

June, waited on the floor until a regular, friendly customer called Craig came in and called for help.

She said:

“I shouted to Craig who comes in every morning that I was on the floor and then he rang the police and paramedics and then my son Alan came back from delivering his papers.

“It was just my instinct to try to stop him and give him a good whack. I think he was quite shocked; he wasn’t expecting that. I bet he thought ‘she’s getting on a bit’.

“We work from 5am to 6pm seven days a week only to have some scumbag to come and steal from us.

“He only got away with some cigarettes and a bit of money, but I’d rather he got away with nothing at all and I wish I’d got a view of his face.

“Apparently he was sitting on the step outside watching who was coming in and out and he came in after my son had left to deliver the papers.

“He knew what he was going to do but he won’t be so lucky next time.”

Alan, 62, couldn’t help by praise his ‘brave’ mum, saying:

“I’d only been gone about 15 minutes when I came back and saw her on the floor.

“I made her stay on the floor until police and paramedic arrived because of her hip. But once she was treated, she was back in the shop half an hour later.

“Watching the CCTV back made me very angry and she did appear to be shaken up a bit to me.

“Her blood pressure was up, but I think she was just more angry that she didn’t do a better job of it.

He added:

“We found a metal bar on the floor which we think must have fallen out of his pocket and he also dropped his blanket which the police have taken away to examine.

“She was very brave, and I don’t think he’ll be back. I just hope nothing like this happens again and I’m just happy my mum is OK.

“The police have been very proactive, and we just want this guy caught now so he can’t target anybody else.”

A Staffordshire Police stated:

“Police are investigating a robbery in Hanley where a woman in her 80s was pushed to the floor and are appealing for information.”

The suspect in question is white and aged between 25 and 30.

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