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Deputy Walks In On Robbery In Progress

A suspect enters a San Dimas (Calif.) convenience market on Dec. 9, 2009 and purchases a few items so that the clerk opens the register drawer. He then removes a semi-auto pistol from his pocket. The clerk hits their silent alarm and a few moments later a LASD deputy walks in, but doesn't see the customer's left hand. The suspect, about 12 feet from the deputy, looks right into her eyes and instead of shooting her, slips his gun back into his pocket and casually walks out.

December 03, 2010

Comments (5)

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LT.ewok @ 12/6/2010 3:19 AM

Wow that was a close qauter situation that could have gone wrong as soon as she opened the door. My question is why would this deputy just walk in without observing the situation from outside first. This prep is holding a weapon in his left hand that the officer is unable to see. What happen to cover and concealment first to observe, then to react. Thank god she was'nt hurt! It looks to me like she was to relaxed and should have never hit the door without observing what was happening inside first.

Bj @ 4/17/2011 6:05 PM

She came to buy something was not code 6 on a call. It was a coincidence she showed up.

fate300m @ 9/4/2011 12:42 PM

Thank you Lord for that going down the way it did. It could have been worse.

Travis Davis @ 3/28/2012 10:18 AM

Wow..She is lucky the robber was calm and did not panic. Could of been really bad.

Tom @ 6/1/2013 11:55 AM

Did she arrest him outside? Why did the clerk not tell her as soon as she entered?

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