Off-duty policewoman shoots armed robber attacking group of moms

Pauline Gross
May 16, 2018

Then, her police training kicking in, she fired three shots into his stomach as parents fled with their children.

As a thank you, officer Sastre was presented with a purple orchid plant at her police station.

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A heroic mother of a seven-year-old daughter and off-duty Military police officer, Katia da Silva Sastre took down a would-be robber in Suzano Brazil on Saturday morning.

She was honored by the governor of Sao Paolo, Marcio Franca, for her bravery and protecting the lives of the mothers and their children.

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The man was actually able to get off a shot that bounced harmlessly off the ground before he crumpled into a heap.

The driver of the vehicle she had taken cover behind drove off as she completed her fearless actions by kicking the robber's gun to one side, coming close to knocking her over as she stopped down to recover the revolver.

The school was set to hold a Mother's Day event when the armed robbery attempt occurred.

The courageous mother was honoured by the Governor for her quick-thinking courage. According to public security specialists, the decoration of Officer Sastre may send a misleading message to both the police force and to society. She said: "I had to act quickly to end his aggression and prevent him from harming anyone".

"I went earlier to the 4th BAEP in the east of Sao Paulo to honor a very special mother: Corporal Katia Sastre". Katia didn't know if he was going to shoot the children, the mums or the headteacher who was at the entrance'. "Her courage and precision saved mothers and children, yesterday at the door of a school", Franca said on Twitter.

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