A California would-be thief got walloped when he attempted to rob a family-owned jewelry store.
Around 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, a thief attempted to rob Meza’s Jewelry on Main Street in El Monte, California. The man reportedly tried to pull off a smash-and-grab robbery, but he was extremely unsuccessful and, he has the bruises on his body to prove it.
The suspect allegedly pepper-sprayed the workers and then shattered jewelry display cases with a hammer in an attempt to steal expensive merchandise.
Video shows the moment that the robber was chased out of the jewelry store by employees.
An employee told KABC-TV, “Me, my uncle, and my dad were tugging him out. I was trying to defend my family because as you could see he was hitting my dad and my uncle.”
Two employees punch and kick the would-be robber while a third employee uses a large stick to pummel the thief. During the tussle with employees, the would-be thief lost his shirt to the store clerks.
The shirtless man was caught on video fleeing the jewelry store as employees pursued him.
The suspect scurried from the crime scene in a gray Dodge Charger. The El Monte Police Department described the suspect as a 35 to 45-year-old black man about 6’1″ tall, weighing…