Seventy-year-old Rhoda Sharkey has received a bravery award after battling a would-be robber who entered the shop she works in last November.
Hannah McNulty went to meet her.
Police have reminded the public to call them when faced with danger after a seventy-year-old shop assistant took on a would-be robber.
Grandmother Rhoda Sharkey received a bravery award at a ceremony yesterday after fending off the intruder last November.
But while police have commended her courage, they have reminded the public to put safety first when faced with a similar situation.
Watch a seventy-year-old grandmother from Cumbria battle a would-be robber, before grabbing a mop to chase him off outside the shop.
Footage courtesy of Cumbria Constabulary.
Rhoda Sharkey was at work in her son's corner shop in Egremont when a man came in and demanded money.
She received a bravery award at a ceremony yesterday, along with a new mop, for her efforts in fending off the intruder, who was later jailed.
At the end of the video, you can see her reach for the mop.
A seventy-year-old grandmother who fought off a would-be robber with a mop has described her excitement at receiving a bravery award for her efforts.
Rhoda Sharkey was at work in her son's corner shop in Egremont when a man demanded money.
As well as the award, the seventy-year-old was also presented with a new mop at a ceremony yesterday.
A Cumbrian grandmother who fought off a would-be robber with a mop has been given a bravery award.
Seventy-year-old Rhoda Sharkey was at work in her son's corner shop in Egremont when a man demanded money.
He fled empty-handed and was later jailed.
As well as the award, she was also presented with a new mop.
Police are continuing to investigate a Carlisle robbery that took place at around 3.45pm yesterday, Sunday 26 April.
Two males made off with a small amount of cash from "Foreways News, Food and Wine" on Blackwell Road.
After the incident, they were seen leaving on foot towards Beaumont Road.
They have been described as white males in their late teens to early twenties and were wearing blue coloured boiler suits and balaclavas.
No one was injured in the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Carlisle this afternoon (Sunday 26th April).
Police were called at around 3:45pm today with a report that there was a robbery at Foreways News, Food and Wine on Blackwell Road.
No one was injured during the incident.
Two people, believed to male, were seen leaving on foot towards Beaumont Road. They were wearing blue boiler suits and balaclavas.
Anyone with any information, or saw people matching the above description, are urged to call Cumbria Police on 101.
A 43-year-old man has been jailed for four years for robbing the Lound Road Garage in Kendal.
Craig John Jackson, of Aynam Road in Kendal, made off with over £400 after brandishing a knife at the cashier on January 17.
Cumbria Constabulary says it's satisfied with the sentence.
Police in Cumbria are appealing for public information as they investigate a knifepoint robbery in Kendal.
The robbery took place at the Lound Road Garage in the town on Saturday at 5pm. A staff member at the garage was threatened with a knife, and the robber made off with up to £500.
Police are looking for clothing that may have belonged to the robber, and are also asking for any witnesses to contact them.
A 43-year-old Kendal man has been arrested in connection with the robbery.
Detective Inspector Dave Stalker has appealed to people that may have information.
Police are searching for clothing as they investigate a knifepoint robbery in Kendal.
They've asked members of the public to contact them if certain items of clothing are discovered.
A 43-year-old man from Kendal has been arrested in connection with the robbery at Lound Road garage on Saturday afternoon, when a staff member was threatened with a knife
Detective Inspector Dave Stalker explains what they are looking for.