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May 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Moses Lake storekeeper, 89, swats robber with golf club

The Associated Press

An 89-year-old Eastern Washington storekeeper says she swatted at a sword-wielding robber with a golf club after he pushed her to the floor.

KREM-TV reports that Miyo Koba’s son says she was not hurt in the weekend scuffle in Moses Lake. Police recovered the cash register taken Sunday from Frank’s Superette.

Police say the intruder was armed with a 3-foot-long sword and rode away on a BMX bike.

Koba’s son said the robber ordered his mother to open the till but she refused.

Koba says she was pushed and fell down as the robber fled. She then grabbed a golf club that was behind the counter and tried to swing at his head. When she couldn’t reach that far, she said, she settled for hitting his legs.

Police are still searching for the man.

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