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Police: Would-Be Temecula Robbers Disarmed by Business Owner

The men took off running when the cash-for-gold business owner fought back.

Approximate location of attempted robbery.  Courtesy:  Google Maps.
Approximate location of attempted robbery. Courtesy: Google Maps.
Temecula police are investigating an assault this week that happened outside a local cash-for-gold shop.

According to Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Jones, the owner of Temecula Gold & Jewelry arrived to open his store in the 27-400 block of Jefferson around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday.  He was then approached by two men wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves.

"The suspects brandished a handgun and forced the victim into the business," Jones said.  

Once inside, there was a brief struggle, but "... the victim was able to disarm the suspects," according to Jones.

At that point, the two ran out of the shop, and sped off in a Black Nissan Quest.    Police are looking for the suspects.

No injuries were reported, and police say the "gun" used in the attempted hold-up wasn't even real.

"Further investigation revealed the suspects used a fake plastic handgun," Jones said.

 

Thresher300 June 11, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Doesn't matter to me. A dweeb by any other name is still a dweeb.
Jeff Kleiner June 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM
You're smart seeing it that way!!!
KMA June 12, 2014 at 01:11 AM
Thresher and I said I hoped it was not you in the accident- let me withdraw that comment.
KMA June 12, 2014 at 01:12 AM
Jeff- smarter than you, dweeb.

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