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.

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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.

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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.

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

CBSMiami.com Team