Newsagent beats wannabe robbers with stick

Would-be robbers fled in horror when their tobacconist victim began clubbing them with a bludgeon.Police in Vienna-Brigittenau said today (Fri) the 40-year-old woman grabbed the wooden stick she kept behind the counter for self protection when the duo entered the her shop.Officials said the men – described by the newsagent as aged between 20 and 25 – fled without any loot yesterday afternoon.This incident comes just weeks after a 56-year-old Graz tobacconist scared off an armed robber by throwing a pack of cigarettes into his face.