Tiny Joyce cans thief.
The 6ft 2in robber wielding a metal bar towered over 4ft 11in Joyce Jordan.
But the former school netball captain cut him down to size when she hit him on the head with a four-pack of beer cans and struck him on the shoulder with a bottle of scotch.
Trevor Harding, 26, fled empty-handed shouting: "I'm out of here - you're lunatics."
After Harding was jailed for five years a judge awarded the plucky shopkeeper pounds 250.
Joyce, 46, who runs Bargain Booze near Wilmslow, Cheshire, said: "I'm a battler. I don't give in easily - and I wasn't going to give in to him.
"The bottles hit him and landed in the crisps - so they didn't smash."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jun 6, 1996|
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