Jewelry store owner may have shot would-be robber
A jewelry store owner in Kensington who tried to defend himself from armed robbers Tuesday afternoon fired at least one round from his own gun, and could have hit one or both suspects, according to Montgomery County officials
The store owner is in his mid-70s, officials said. As of 6:40 p.m., the suspect or suspects had not been apprehended, a police spokeswoman said.
By 3:15 p.m., officers aided by police dogs were searching the area around Sandro Jewelry Boutique, in the 3700 block of Howard Avenue along "Antique Row" in Kensington, said Sgt. C. Thomas Jordan, a police spokesman.
"We're trying to find these guys," Jordan said -- both because they are suspects and because they may need treatment.
"They may be injured," Jordan said.
Two suspects reportedly entered the store. At least one of them showed a handgun, Jordan said.
A scuffle followed.The store owner also was armed with a gun, according to police. He received non life-threatening injuries during the scuffle, and was taken to a local hospital, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a spokesman for the county's Fire and Rescue Service.
(This post was updated from its original to reflect additional information from police.)
April 27, 2010; 6:50 PM ET
Categories: Dan Morse , Montgomery
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