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73-year-old grandmother tries to stop armed robbery

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Police investigating a home invasion in the 1000 block of Fanning Street in Wilmington. Police investigating a home invasion in the 1000 block of Fanning Street in Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A 73-year-old grandmother tried to stop an armed robbery that happened Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Fanning Street.

Officers on the scene said a man with a gun was waiting in the bushes outside of a home in the area.

Police say a 73-year-old woman and her granddaughter had just got back from dinner and were walking to the front of the home. The woman began to shut the front door when a man shoved the door open and demanded money.

Police say the grandmother tried to defend herself with a knife, but the suspect took it. He then hit the granddaughter in the head. She only suffered a minor cut.

Officers say the suspect fled and dropped what turned out to be a pellet gun.

Police are searching for the suspect behind this incident. They say he was wearing all black, and had a mask covering his face.

We will update this story with any further developments as they happen.

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