Gutsy older couple overpower Qld attacker

Tracey Ferrier

A couple in their late 60s have turned the tables on a knife-wielding bandit who tried to hold up their takeaway store in Queensland.

The couple was working at their Bundaberg business on Tuesday afternoon when a woman armed with a knife burst in and demanded cash.

But the gutsy pair, aged 67 and 68, managed to overpower the offender, and restrained her until police arrived.

A 46-year-old woman has been charged with armed robbery and serious assault of a person over 60 years of age. She'll face the Bundaberg Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The couple didn't suffer any physical injuries.