He had 'the right to defend himself.'

A jeweler in Houston, TX, fired on three armed men who tried to rob his store, killing one and injuring another, police said.

The robbery suspects allegedly entered Your Jeweler on Tuesday afternoon and demanded jewelry and money, KTRK-TV reports. Police say they struck the owner with a handgun.

"He managed to recover a pistol and began firing at the robbers,"  said Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "They, in exchange, fired back at him."

The suspects fled, with one ending up at a local hospital with gunshot wounds. The body of another was found on a street about 6 miles away from the jewelry store. A third suspect is still at large.

Gilliland said that when the men came to rob the store, the owner had "the right to defend himself."

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A group of wannabe thieves attempted a smash-and-grab in Malaysia, but they failed miserably, the New York Post reports. They hit the cases as hard as they could with hammers, but this jewelry w as protected by some tough stuff. Watch the video:

Two arrests have been made in the $700,000 robbery of a Kay Jewelers store in Conyers, GA, the FBI announced. Cephos Leyon “Jamal” White, age 29, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and Sandrika Denise Sears. They allegedly robbed the store at gunpoint in April.

 

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