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Jewelry Store Owner Hit With Sledgehammer, Fights Robber

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SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — A jewelry store owner is lucky to not have been seriously hurt after he was hit by a sledgehammer during a robbery Thursday in Santa Monica.

It started around 2:40 on an otherwise normal Thursday afternoon.

The store is located on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, a busy area.

Surveillance video captured the owner tending to inventory when a masked suspect enters. The store — ironically named Heist –was calm and quiet when the masked man came in and after an instant, smashed a display case with the sledgehammer.

The owner’s actions screamed “not today” and he intervened and began pushing the suspect outside. Unbeknownst to the owner, another masked suspect appears and hits him with a sledgehammer he’d be carrying. After a short struggle, the suspects […]

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