Sunday, July 22, 2012

Otilia Martins fights off pair of robbers Eduardo Torres-Lopez and Jesse DosSantos with MANGOES and a bag of APPLES

An 80-year-old woman fought off a pair of robbers by hurling mangoes and a bag of apples at them.

Otilia Martins pelted the fruit at Eduardo Torres-Lopez, 22, and Jesse DosSantos, 24, when they demanded cash from a clerk at the Continental Market in New Bedford, Massachusetts owned by the elderly woman's daughter Maria Nogueria and son-in-law, Manny.

The men were arrested for being armed and for related robbery charges after Ms Martins chased the men outside and Mr Nogueria identified them to police.

The elderly woman was inside the market when the two suspected robbers entered and walked around.

The duo then went to the front of the store as one of the men pointed a gun at the clerk and told her to open the cash register. Read More