Would-Be Robbers Hold Tony Blair's Kid at Gunpoint
But they don't appear to be terribly skilled at actual robbery
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2013 9:24 AM CDT
Then-Prime Minister Tony Blair is seen with his family in this 2007 file photo. Kathryn is third from the left, next to Blair.   (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)
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(Newser) – Tony Blair's daughter came face to face with a gun barrel during an attempted robbery on Monday night, police say. Kathryn Blair, 25, was walking down a London street with her boyfriend and other friends when two men accosted them, police said. The would-be robbers had a gun, but they never fired it, no one was injured, and nothing was actually stolen, the BBC reports.

Police believe these apparently inept robbers were involved in another attempted robbery 30 minutes earlier. They came up empty handed in that attempt as well, and their would-be victims emerged unscathed.