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Published:February 9th, 2011 14:51 EST
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Video: UK's SuperGran Fights Off 6 Sledgehammer Toting Robbers!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Ann Timson might have arthritis in her legs, but few would know that based on the way the granny ran across a street in England swinging her purseat a gang of jewel robbers.

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The 71-year-old woman rushed into action Monday when six robbers, with sledgehammers, attempted a smash-and-grab at a jewelry store in Northampton, England.

Wearing a bright red coat to match her fiery red hair, Timson took action. She charged down the street, broke up the robbery and caused the men to flee without taking anything."

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Initially Timson didn`t realize that a robbery was in progress, she thought a gang was beating up a boy. It was concern for a fellow human being that motivated her heroic albeit foolhardy action.

The old lady`s bravery inspired a few onlookers to to pounce on a couple of the robbers and hold them until the cops arrived. The video of the elderly woman attacking the robbers has gone viral, and hopefully it will inspire thousands to get involved, or at least call the cops when they see a crime in progress.

The elderly woman isn`t interested in exploiting her 15 minutes of fame. Grandma politely answered questions from the press, but she let it be known that she wants to be left alone.

The brave old woman may not like her sudden celebrity, but she`s a legend! It`s not everyday that you see an arthritic 71-year-old woman armed only with a purse break up an attempted robbery by six young men brandishing sledgehammers.

You go Grandma!

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http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/elderly-woman-attacks-robbers-with-purse-12866213