Nola Harris, a Mackay grandmother, has “Crocodile Dundee” moment against robber.
Nola Harris, a Mackay grandmother, has “Crocodile Dundee” moment against robber. Dominic Geiger

Grandma has “Crocodile Dundee” moment against robber

IT was her "Crocodile Dundee" moment.

A Mackay grandmother has stood her ground, using a wooden bat to defend her business against a would-be armed robber wielding a knife.

About 5.45 last night, a man wearing a hooded jumper approached Nola Harris, who owns the Lucky 7 store on the corner of Juliet and Evan St South Mackay with her son.

"I said can I help you and he said yes, give me your money," Ms Harris said.

The man then produced a blade that was "a little bigger than a steak knife".

But Ms Harris refused, instead pulling out a "fish donga" - a wooden bat used to clean the ice from freezers.

"He said (expletive) you then took off," Ms Harris said.

Police then attended the scene, and have issued a media release calling for witnesses.

The man, described as Caucasian in appearance, with a slim build and is 160cm tall, was caught on the store's CCTV cameras.



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