Austrian granny takes on armed bank robber

An 82-year-old grandmother took on a bank robber who was armed with a gun and a home-made bomb, according to an Austrian newspaper report.

Hertha Wallecker is said to have ripped the thief’s mask off and snatched a bag containing cash he had stolen out of his hand, shouting: The money belongs to the bank.

The robber fled the bank in the village of Sankt Egyden, in the country’s east, empty-handed and was arrested later in the day — via

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