A jewelery store in Little Saigon, Orange County, California, has become a magnet for robbers in recent years. In 2012, there was an attempted robbery in which one of the bad guys was shot. In 2013, several shots were fired at a thief who fought with the store owner and escaped with a $9,000 watch. This week, another robbery attempt ended in gunfire as a store employee drove off two robbers who had smashed a display case . . .
Two men wearing ski-type masks and hooded sweatshirts entered the store, used a hammer to break glass on a display case and began removing merchandise, Westminster police Officer Rachel Archambault said. One witness reported that one of the men may have been armed with a gun, she added.
A store employee pulled out a weapon and fired two shots at the robbers, Collins said.
You would think that word would spread within the criminal community that Tic Tock Fine Watches and Jewelry isn’t an easy target. Maybe they don’t read the papers. Maybe they all think they’re different or smarter than the previous stick-up artists. Or maybe they just can’t resist all that high grade bling.
I wouldn’t want someone who had escaped the communist takeover of Vietnam, reestablished himself half way across the world and built a thriving small business to be shooting at me.
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