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73-year-old grandmother fights back during armed robbery

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) – A 73-year-old grandmother fought back when an armed robber forced his way into her home Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Fanning Street.

Police say the grandmother, and her 28-year-old granddaughter were returning home from dinner when a black male with a pellet gun pushed the front door open, and forced his way inside the home.

According to police, the grandmother grabbed a knife to defend herself, but the suspect took the knife, and hit the granddaughter in the head, causing a laceration.

The granddaughter gave the suspect money, and he ran from the home.

Police say on his way out, the suspect dropped his weapon which turned out to be a pellet gun.

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