Army Jewelry Store Owner Clings to Redwood City Shop – CBS San Francisco


REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) — Authorities released video Wednesday of a failed robbery attempt at a jewelry store in Redwood City in hopes of identifying the three suspects who fled after being confronted by store owners.

Surveillance video shows the moment three masked gunmen burst into Plaza Jewelers on Monday night, ordered everyone down and demanded their money and jewelry. But they are seen frantically exiting the store seconds later – after the store owner shoots them.

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“If he didn’t have a gun, they would have taken everything,” Rosalva Farias, co-owner of Plaza Jewelers, said of her husband who shot the would-be thieves.

Farias and her husband own the jewelry store on Middlefield Road in unincorporated Redwood City. She said when he saw the armed intruders he fired his gun and nearly hit one of the masked suspects. None of them would have retaliated.

A few weeks ago, a similar situation occurred in San Bruno in a jewelry store in the Tanforan shopping center. A shop owner stopped an attempted robbery when he drew a gun and pointed at the suspects, but he didn’t pull the trigger.

“There are a lot of crazy people in the streets,” Farias said.

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While the store owner’s tactic worked this time, a spokesperson for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office told KPIX 5 that presenting a gun during a robbery is a very dangerous thing to do. . Items can be replaced, lives cannot.

“Nothing happened. Everyone is fine. I’m grateful, but I’m nervous,” Farias said.

Farias says burglars once broke into his jewelry store and there was an attempted armed robbery almost 10 years ago, but there has never been a situation like the one they saw on Monday .

” No one was hurt. Thank goodness,” she said.

Police have not arrested the suspects as of press time.

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Anyone with information about the theft was encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 650-363-4911 or provide an anonymous tip at 800-547-2700.


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