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Brazillian woman fights with handgun-armed thug who tried to rob her bag

This is too brave maybe!

A CCTV has captured a Brazilian woman fought with a robber who wanted to grab her bag and threatened her using a handgun at 8:40 am on 5 June, in São José do Rio Preto, south-east Brazil.

However, the local police revealed that the woman acted that brave because she instinctively thought the gun the thug holding was a fake one and luckily she right. 

The man in a red hoodie pointed first the gun to the cashier for the cash and the shopper, belated woman, dropped her bag in the aggression which the villain picked up and pocketed.

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The woman insisted to hold her bag tight while the thug had no more ideas but headbutted her and took away her belongings, including her car key and purse. 

The GPS of the cellphone was found near garage her parents' house. The suspected went on the run and his father was arrested for handling stolen goods.

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The woman was reportedly suffered bruising to her forehead and was hit in her eye with the headbutt. She is traumatised by the incident.

No further information is provided showing how the woman realised the weapon was a fake, but police warned people not to take the risk in such a situation. 

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Sergeant Ronaldo Pimenta said to Brazil's Petrolandia Noticias, "The gun is a replica but it looks very similar to the real thing.

"But whether someone thinks they're being held up with a fake gun or not, we urge people not to react during an assault because those who rob have nothing to lose."

"But whether someone thinks they're being held up with a fake gun or not, we urge people not to react during an assault because those who rob have nothing to lose."