Attempted Robbery Thwarted By Gables Jewelry Store Owner

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CORAL GABLES (CBS4) – A jewelry thief got more than he bargained for while trying to rob a Coral Gables jewelry store Tuesday night.

Coral Gables Police say a man entered Snow’s Jewelry on Miracle Mile just after 6 p.m. and smashed a display case with a crowbar.

The robber was met by the owner of the store, Edward Snow, who was armed with a gun. The suspect fled the store, with Snow not far behind.

Snow was able to catch the robber and held him until police arrived. The suspect, who has not been identified, was then taken into police custody.

“I got my justice. I can afford the glass and I am glad it happened to him. He shouldn’t have done it,” Snow said.

Snow says the situation could have been much worse because he has a weak heart. He is scheduled to undergo heart surgery next week.

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