Good on ya Gran

A handbag wielding Granny has stopped a bank robbery. She should watch out the Police may charge her yet for assault the poor widdle bank wobbers:

A crime-fighting grandmother is credited with stopping two armed men robbing a bank after she fought them off as they tried to steal her handbag.

Irene Donnelly, 71, was at ASB Bank in Lynfield, Auckland, on July 30 to get money changed ahead of a holiday to Australia.

“I went into the office with (the bank manager) and we’d only just sat down when these two armed robbers came in,” said Donnelly.

A security guard shut a screen to the front counter, preventing the alleged robbers from getting to the loot.

The men, who were armed with a sawn-off shotgun, tried to kick their way through before noticing the bank manager and Donnelly in the office.

“One of them came barging in but instead of asking (the bank manager) to open the back he saw my handbag and he said ‘give me your money’ and I said ‘no’, and I screamed.”

The man grabbed the bag, which contained about A$400 ($509) and Donnelly’s passport, but she refused to let go.

“He dragged me out of the office on to the floor outside and I stood up and started screaming and screaming.

Everyone in the supermarket next door could hear it, which put (the robbers) off.

Note that the robbers were armed…how come they are allowed to be armed by grannies and other bank customers have to rely on their handbags and wits to defend against robbery by armed thugs.

That is why laws that restrict the general public from protecting themselves actually disarm them. The criminals ignore such laws..that is why they are still armed.

At the very least we should be allowed pepper spray or tasers.


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  • Middleagedwhiteguy

    Old people don’t take shit from anyone. I remember in the late 70’s or early 80’s there was a pensioner who took on a bank robber in Lower Hutt by bashing him over the head with a milk bottle. A real character. Only had one leg having lost the other in a “Trout dynamiting accident”

  • Euan.Rt

    Give that gran a DB!

  • cows4me

    Well said WO but we are a left leaning state, so the right to arms for self defense will always be a no no. A left leaning regime believes they ( the law, judiciary, politicians) should be the final arbitrators in meting out justice. Of course this is a crock of shit. Government claims they can protect the citizens, patently this is incorrect. Who are the real criminals?