Connect with us

Headlines

Jewelry Store Shootout Leaves 1 Dead

mm

Published

on

Three store workers shot back at the thieves.

A robbery suspect is dead following a shootout between employees and assailants at a Texas jewelry store, the Conroe Courier reports.

Police say four men went into the store and, during the robbery, shot at customers and workers. During the melee, Jeffery Turner Jr., owner of Jeff’s Jewelry, fired back with an AK-47. Other store employees also fired weapons, according to authorities.

No employees or customers were hurt. Police are searching for the three other robbery suspects.

KPRC-TV reports that three store workers, including Turner, fired shots during the incident, which began at about 12:40 p.m. The suspects had reportedly demanded cash and jewelry and tried to take a purse from an elderly customer.

A getaway car was found abandoned about one mile from the jewelry store, according to KPRC.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the suspect who died.

Advertisement

The Courier reports that Turner wasn’t available for comment.

Read more at the Conroe Courier | KPRC-TV

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular