Pa. woman manages to chase away a pair of robbers with just a broomBy AP
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Pa. woman chases away armed robbers with broom
CHESTER, Pa. — Police said two armed men broke into a home, tied up one man and robbed another, then were chased away by the woman of the house who was armed only with a broom. Police Capt. Stephen Fox said the men broke a window to get inside the home of a family that runs a city convenience store.
He said a 49-year-old male resident went downstairs to investigate and was tied up, then his 80-year-old father came downstairs and was robbed of $50 at gunpoint.
Fox said the robbers started to go upstairs and were confronted by the 43-year-old woman of the house, who chased them out with a broom.
The robbers remain at large. The 49-year-old man broke an ankle trying to escape.