Super gran overpowers armed bank robber by hitting her over the head with walking stick
A 91-year-old woman has been praised for her bravery after overpowering a bank robber armed with a knife.
The sprightly pensioner had been at a PKO bank in the town of Przemyśl when the female robber burst in and grabbed a bank worker by the hair.
Brandishing the knife and threatening to kill, the wannabe crook was demanding money before being handed 12,500 złoty.
As the robber forced the employee to her knees, a video recording shows another employee asking her what she is doing.
The woman replies: “I’m robbing the bank.”
But as she tries stuffing the cash into a plastic bag while still holding on to the employee’s hair, the video shows the fearless granny appear and start battering her over the head with her walking stick.
She is then overcome by other bank officials who hold on to her until the police arrived.
Prosecutor spokeswoman Marta Pętkowska said: “Undoubtedly, in this whole situation, the senior lady who reacted at the right time and thwarted the attack deserves praise.”
She added: “The suspect will be charged with robbery with a dangerous instrument.
“The crime is punishable by imprisonment for a period of not less than three years.”