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D.C. man arrested in Kensington jewelry store case

A District man has been arrested for armed robbery, assault and related charges in the Tuesday robbery of a Kensington jewelry store on Antique Row.

District police on Thursday arrested Charles Jackson, 46, of the 5700 block of Second Street NE, based on a warrant obtained by Montgomery County detectives.

Montgomery police had said that Tuesday afternoon, two men posed as customers at Sandro Jewelry Boutique in the 3700 block of Howard Avenue. One suspect attempted to distract the 77-year-old shop owner while the other attempted to steal cash and flashed a gun.

The owner also was armed, and shot at the suspects, who fled, police said. The owner, Sandro Vendemmia, was treated at a nearby hospital for injuries he suffered during a struggle with the pair and said later that he hoped to sell his shop and retire.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 30, 2010; 5:19 PM ET
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Maryland , Montgomery , The District  
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