The moment 65-year-old woman thwarts robbery on jewellery store after opening fire on five armed men
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 14:07 GMT, 4 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 4 August 2012
Five armed men who attempted to rob a jewellery store were left scrambling for the door when a 65-year-old woman opened fire on them.
The handgun-wielding thieves, clad in hoodies, were forced to flee Continental Jewelry in Garden Grove, California, after the woman chased after them last week.
The men pulled up to the store in a white Ford SUV and entered one by one, pointing their guns at the clerks and one customer.
They ordered everybody to drop to the ground, while opening up pillowcases and demanding cash in what was likely to be a violent smash-and-grab heist.
But the robbers were thwarted in their tracks when the 65-year-old storeowner heard the commotion from the back of the store.
She ran into the main room while firing two rounds, causing the men to panic and attempt to flee the store.
The one-minute incident, which was captured on surveillance camera, shows the men falling over and stumbling into each other as they try to open the door.