The Armed Citizen® September 11, 2012

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posted on September 11, 2012
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Georgi Layous, 66, owner of Starlight Jewelry, was inside the small shop with his wife and two young grandchildren when 19-year-old Musa Thomas entered. Thomas produced a gun and ordered Layous to empty the cash register. He got angry when he found only $11 in the register and pushed Layous and his wife to the floor. Thomas continued to threaten their lives as he took jewelry from display cases and even snatched a necklace from Layous’ 4-year-old granddaughter’s neck. Thomas turned his back as he tried to retrieve surveillance video from a computer. Layous told his wife in Arabic to give him the .380-caliber pistol he keeps in the store for protection. Layous then shot Thomas in the leg. Thomas was arrested and charged with armed robbery after being treated for his gunshot wound. (Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., 5/3/12)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

August 1970: Thomas A. Ciccone returned to his Wilmington, Del., home one evening to find the first floor ransacked. Hearing a noise on the third floor, he got his revolver, quietly climbed the stairs and captured the burglar. (Wilmington, Del., Morning News)

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September 1988: Awakened by his dog's growls, Savannah, Ga., resident Dennis Warren reached for his handgun and went to his bedroom door. Discovering a man advancing toward him in the hallway, Warren announced he was armed and ordered the intruder to stop. But, as Warren backed into his bedroom, the burglar lunged at him, and the resident fired. He then held the wounded man at gunpoint while his wife summoned police, who charged the man with burglary. (The Evening Press, Savannah, Ga.)

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