One thief dead, one customer shot in armed robbery of Antioch jewelry store, Friday

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Police cordoned off the area around the Hardy Nix Jewelers store in Antioch after a robbery on Friday. One thief was shot and died in front of the store. By Allen Payton

By Acting Captain Robin Kelley, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:27 PM, the Antioch Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery with shots fired at the Hardy Nix Jewelers store, at 3600 Delta Fair Blvd. As officers were arriving they learned a customer inside the jewelry store had been shot and one of the responsibles in the robbery had been shot by the owner and was down on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. This subject was later pronounced dead at the scene.

It was also learned a second responsible in the robbery fled on foot east bound towards Kaiser. An extensive search was conducted for this subject with negative results. The victim inside the business was transported to an area hospital with what is believed to be a non-life threatening wound. This information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing.

According to witnesses, the store owner is who shot the robber and was later taken away by police for questioning.

Antioch Police Investigators are currently following up on leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Eric McManus @ (925) 779-6940. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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3 Comments to “One thief dead, one customer shot in armed robbery of Antioch jewelry store, Friday”

  1. Susan says:

    God Bless the 2nd amendment! It shall NOT be infringed!

  2. Bill says:

    Antioch is becoming a very dangerous place to live and do business.

  3. […] Captain Robin Kelley of the Antioch Police Investigations Bureau told the Antioch Herald that police responded to the Hardy Nix Jewelers store, located at 3600 Delta Fair Blvd., after […]

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