A group of crooks learned the hard way that robbing a jewelry store near a US Navy recruitment office was very dangerous stupid thing make.
The incident happened on the afternoon of December 20th at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, California.
Police said four suspects wearing hoodies and covering their faces used hammers to smash glass cases at a jewelry store and then ran away with numerous goods.
At this point, Navy recruiters from a nearby military recruiting office jumped into action.
They were able to attack two of the suspects along with the help of other bystanders and hold them until police could arrive. Two other suspects in the robbery managed to escape.
A man, who only wanted to identify himself as Ralph, was able to record part of the incident on his cell phone. He said he was doing last-minute Christmas shopping with his wife when he saw the robbery.
“[It was] the Navy. The Marine Corps… They rose up, they downed them,” Ralph agreed KTTV TV.
“Two got away, two got attacked and they reinforced it,” he added. “That’s enough. Time to fight back.”
The two suspects arrested by the Marines were minors, according to police, who also said they were able to recover a “large amount” of jewelry from the crime scene.
The owner of the jewelry store declined to be named but said it was a family business.
“It’s getting wild on the streets now,” Ralph continued. “It’s time to fight back, enough is enough. A lot of stores close just for this one, the smash and grab.”
Here’s a local news video of the happy incident:
Marine recruiters help take down suspects in Torrancewww.youtube.com
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