[VIDEO] Robber Tries Make Off With $100K In Jewelry — One Store Owner Objects

BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, OHIO — Authorities describe a chaotic scene taking place after hours at the Cirelli Jewelers after an attempted burglary is interrupted by one of the jewelers.

Surveillance video provided by WKBN 27 shows a burglar gaining access to the front entrance of Cirelli Jewelers.  It also shows one of the jewelers – who lives above the store – armed with a gun, waiting outside to stop the crime in progress.

via WKBN 27

“He armed himself and went to the front of the business where the subject came at him. He fired a number of shots,” Boardman Police Chief Jack Nichols said.

One of those shots, despite being at close range, missed the burglar altogether and went through the window of a nearby funeral home.  But the action wasn’t for naught – the thief dropped a bag filled with an estimated $100,000 worth of jewelry before escaping in a vehicle.

Police followed a trail of blood which abruptly ended – indicating the thief entered a vehicle and escaped.  The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time but generally when someone is shot severely, he has a limited time to seek professional medical assistance.

Police are also curious to see if a link exists between this failed robbery and a similar one which occurred at another jewelry store in the area.  That robbery was successful but the bandit made off with a measly $8K – in comparison to the near $100K estimated for this one.

While the identify of the burglar is still unknown, police are confident that his DNA will be identified and with it – the implication of his presence at the crime.  And especially because the guy took close quarters gunshot wounds, Nichols said it was just a matter of time before he showed up at a hospital.

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James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is currently an advocate for veterans and constitutional carry in the State of New Hampshire. His daily carry is the Glock 19 Gen 4 in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0.