Authorities say a 69-year-old New Jersey woman kicked and punched a man who tried to rob her in front of her house.
Bayonne police say the robber was on foot, as he crossed a street and confronted the woman about 7 a.m. Sunday. He demanded that the woman hand over her purse and when she refused, he tried to take it by force pulling on the belt.
The woman quickly fought back, kicking the robber multiple times and hitting him. The man fell to the ground and walked away without the purse.
The woman was not injured. Her name has not been released.
The authorities say that the man remains.