Three employees of a jewellery store in Canada used swords to fight off robbers to end a brazen daylight robbery attempt. When four men broke into the Ashok Jewellers’ store in Mississauga, by breaking the glass panels of the outlet, the store’s staff charged at them with swords and prevented them from entering the shop. The incident happened shortly after noon on Wednesday, according to Peel Regional Police.
A video from inside the store shows four men breaking a window with what appears to be a hammer, while an employee and a customer were standing just metres away from the spot. After the intruders knocked out the window, one man attempted to climb into the store, however, the three employees charged at him with wielding sabre-style swords.
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"When we saw them coming in, that's when we really took action and we rushed them.They had a gun but my main concern was, I wanted them to not get into my store. I was willing to do anything to keep them out. Even if it meant me getting shot, not a problem", said Arjun Kumar, the son of the store's owner to a local media channel.
Kumar said the swords were gifts from a friend of the family. The store, at 7198 Airport Rd., remained open after the incident.
"It was good luck for us," he said.
The four men fled the scene in a dark-coloured SUV, said Peel police Const. Danny Marttini. Investigators are asking the public for help in identifying them.
The owner of another jewelry store just 100 metres away also ended an attempted robbery using a sword in July. In the wake of the two incidents, police are reminding store owners and employees to think about their own safety instead of violently confronting robbers.