Las Vegas Merchant Thwarts Armed Robbery

posted on May 9, 2017

A man attempting to sell a ring outside the Boulder Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., played everything cool. He showed up on time (at 10 p.m. last Thursday), he had the goods—and he brought along his firearm for self-protection.

Laura Meltzer, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department, tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the last item turned out to be crucial. As everyone arrived, the prospective buyer showed up with several other people in tow, and that’s when the seller decided to call off the transaction. However, when one of the gang pulled a gun attempting a robbery, the seller had no choice but to grab his own gun and fire.

The robbery suspect and his gang fled the scene, and it was unclear if anyone was hit by gunfire. Investigators confirmed the seller had a concealed weapon permit and acted in self-defense.

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