Again, I need to clarify. There is a different between victim blaming and doing a forensic analysis of a crime to understand the lessons as a warning to others.
Store owner, 68, pistol-whipped, hit with hammer in sickening 20-minute attack: video
Sickening video shows an elderly jewelry store owner getting pistol-whipped and stomped on the head — before he was hit “full force” in his skull with a hammer during the brutal, 20-minute robbery, according to kin.
Footage shared by the 68-year-old Delaware store owner’s family shows a man dressed all in black — including a mask — initially pretending to show interest in the jewelry at Solid Gold in downtown Wilmington on Sept. 15.
But then he suddenly grabs the Korean American store owner near his throat — and appears to hold a pistol to his head.
Despite his victim not appearing to resist, the black-clad thug then slams the weapon into the elderly man’s head.
Still not done, the attacker clambers over the counter — and starts stomping on the seemingly unconscious man’s head.
Here is the relevant part of the video footage?
This 68-year old jewelry shop owner was pistol-whipped & hit in the head w/a hammer 9/15 in DE.
Son Steve told me he wants to spread awareness b/c “I’m thinking ab my family’s safety & safety of Korean biz owners.”
He spoke w/@nydia_han & @6abc covering 🧵⬇️ #StopAAPIHate pic.twitter.com/A1jaAipFIA
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) September 26, 2022
Why would anyone trust someone in a full goodie, hat, mask, and gloves in their store?
Especially a store like a jewelry store after all the robbery and looting of jewelry stores that we’ve seen?
Everything about this person’s appearance screams “criminal” and “looter.”
It looks from the video as if the store has a double door security entrance. This person should not have been let in.
It’s noble to be trusting but at the sane time it’s important to be situational aware.
This is also a situation in which lawful gun ownership is important.
Jewelry stores are high on the list for robberies.
No one questions why every employee in a gun store us wearing a loaded gun.
I’ve seen more than a few times the guy behind the counter in a convenience store packing heat.
I don’t understand why a jewelry store owner and employees aren’t strapped the entire time they are on shift.
If you own or manage a business where you know you are a likely target of crime, act accordingly. Don’t let in suspicious looking people and if your staff can legally be armed, let them.
3 thoughts on “A lesson on situational awareness at a Jewelry store”
This will drop off the news pretty much immediately since it wasn’t a white Trump supporter.
Some jewelry stores have signs posted- gun free zone…. Nuff said..
I patronize a professional camera store where I know every employee is packing a .45. I feel quite comfortable there.
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