CA: Armed citizen thwarts smash-and-grab attempted robbery

Source: Fox News

“A legally armed southern California jewelry store owner thwarted an attempted smash-and-grab robbery by four men. Four suspects entered a jewelry store in Upland last Thursday just after 2:30 p.m. and deployed bear spray on everyone inside, police said. After the owner brandished a legally possessed firearm, the suspects took off in a getaway vehicle waiting outside. No one in the business was seriously injured. While working to identify and apprehend the suspects, investigators were contacted by detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Chino Hills Station, who said they had reason to believe these suspects were also responsible for other recent violent robberies in Claremont and Chino Hills. Upland PD also learned that most of the suspects involved in the robbery were associated with a local criminal street gang.” (01/05/22)