Woman grabs knife and foils Tredegar robbery bid

South Wales Argus: Woman grabs knife and foils robbery bid Woman grabs knife and foils robbery bid

A WOMAN grabbed a would-be robber's knife forcing him to flee in Tredegar this morning.

The woman was approached by the man who demanded money on Gelli Road, near the Lidl Store at around 10.30am.

The woman grabbed the knife and as a result suffered a minor cut to her hand and the man then ran off.

Gwent Police ask anyone with information to call Gwent Police on 101, quoting log number 118 30/04/14.

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3:51pm Wed 30 Apr 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

That's a bit of a silly thing to do. It would have been far safer to kick him the goolies first and then pick up the knife after he'd dropped it.
That's a bit of a silly thing to do. It would have been far safer to kick him the goolies first and then pick up the knife after he'd dropped it. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: -8

4:27pm Wed 30 Apr 14

endthelies says...

Tredegar is a small town where everyone knows everyone. Lets hope that someone reports the lowlife and he gets what he deserves.
Tredegar is a small town where everyone knows everyone. Lets hope that someone reports the lowlife and he gets what he deserves. endthelies
  • Score: 11

10:33pm Wed 30 Apr 14

County says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
That's a bit of a silly thing to do. It would have been far safer to kick him the goolies first and then pick up the knife after he'd dropped it.
I doubt he's got any, he lost a knife fight with an unarmed woman.
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: That's a bit of a silly thing to do. It would have been far safer to kick him the goolies first and then pick up the knife after he'd dropped it.[/p][/quote]I doubt he's got any, he lost a knife fight with an unarmed woman. County
  • Score: 3

12:53am Thu 1 May 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Perhaps the woman had martial arts knowledge and skills - or was ex-military or police? Since we live in a very sexist world in which a considerable numbers of men still labour under the misapprehension that a woman will always be a soft target, note here that she was also able to utilise the element of surprise because the guy may not have expected someone female to hit back.
Perhaps the woman had martial arts knowledge and skills - or was ex-military or police? Since we live in a very sexist world in which a considerable numbers of men still labour under the misapprehension that a woman will always be a soft target, note here that she was also able to utilise the element of surprise because the guy may not have expected someone female to hit back. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 6

8:16am Thu 1 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Perhaps the woman had martial arts knowledge and skills - or was ex-military or police? Since we live in a very sexist world in which a considerable numbers of men still labour under the misapprehension that a woman will always be a soft target, note here that she was also able to utilise the element of surprise because the guy may not have expected someone female to hit back.
Well it's going to be a desperate junkie isn't it? And no, Katie, he'll not have been "sexist" or any of the other "ists" that you love , or any of the other "phobias" and he wouldn't have considered whether his victim would retaliate, nor whether his victim was a family member or very old. because, Katie, that's the nature of being a junkie. You're incapable of thinking of anything but your next fix.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the woman had martial arts knowledge and skills - or was ex-military or police? Since we live in a very sexist world in which a considerable numbers of men still labour under the misapprehension that a woman will always be a soft target, note here that she was also able to utilise the element of surprise because the guy may not have expected someone female to hit back.[/p][/quote]Well it's going to be a desperate junkie isn't it? And no, Katie, he'll not have been "sexist" or any of the other "ists" that you love , or any of the other "phobias" and he wouldn't have considered whether his victim would retaliate, nor whether his victim was a family member or very old. because, Katie, that's the nature of being a junkie. You're incapable of thinking of anything but your next fix. Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

9:51am Thu 1 May 14

displayed says...

Not advisable action for anyone, however she made her choice based on the situation, thereby defusing the threat.
The police havent got much to go on, but Im sure they ll stick to it..................
Not advisable action for anyone, however she made her choice based on the situation, thereby defusing the threat. The police havent got much to go on, but Im sure they ll stick to it.................. displayed
  • Score: 1

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