IT was her "Crocodile Dundee" moment.
A Mackay grandmother has stood her ground, using a wooden bat to defend her business against a would-be armed robber wielding a knife.
About 5.45 last night, a man wearing a hooded jumper approached Nola Harris, who owns the Lucky 7 store on the corner of Juliet and Evan St South Mackay with her son.
"I said can I help you and he said yes, give me your money," Ms Harris said.
The man then produced a blade that was "a little bigger than a steak knife".
But Ms Harris refused, instead pulling out a "fish donga" - a wooden bat used to clean the ice from freezers.
"He said (expletive) you then took off," Ms Harris said.
Police then attended the scene, and have issued a media release calling for witnesses.
The man, described as Caucasian in appearance, with a slim build and is 160cm tall, was caught on the store's CCTV cameras.
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