Huntington Beach

Store owner foils armed robbery

THE OWNER of a jewelry store in Huntington Beach drove off armed robbery suspects in an exchange of gunfire (Shutterstock).

In a scene reminiscent of wild west shootout, a jewelry store owner in Huntington Beach drove off would-be armed robbers Saturday afternoon.

According to the HBPD, the incident began around 4 p.m. at the store in the area of Algonquin Street and Davenport Drive near where Warner Avenue turns south toward the ocean.

Suspects forced their way into the business and an exchange of gunfire took place as the store owner defended himself. The suspects fled in two vehicles northbound on the San Diego (405) Freeway.

The store owner was not hurt and one customer suffered minor cuts from broken glass.

At 9 p.m. – with the help of another law enforcement agency – a vehicle involved in the armed robbery attempt was located. It had crashed in Los Alamitos and several suspects fled.

A search turned up a male juvenile who was detained.

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