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Mass. woman fights off robbers by throwing fruit at them

Monday - 7/23/2012, 12:51pm  ET

WASHINGTON - An 80-year-old woman found resourceful means to defend her family store from armed robbers Friday afternoon - she launched mangoes at them.

The suspects entered the store in New Bedford, Mass. and went for the cash register, it appears on surveillance footage. At that point, the woman picks up a box of mangoes and begins throwing them at the two men.

The woman followed the men when they fled, and one of the suspects hit the woman on the head with his gun.

Both men were arrested and the woman is said to be recovering from her injuries.

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