Gastonia Man Chases “Smash-and-Seize” Thieves Out of His Retailer With Gun

A dramatic scene unfolded yesterday afternoon in downtown Gastonia as 3 “smash-and-grab” thieves tried to rob a family-owned jewellery retailer.

In response to Gastonia police, simply earlier than 4 pm, 3 masked males stormed into Morris Jewelers (1301 E. Franklin Blvd) and began breaking glass circumstances. Retailer proprietor Michael Hennes was at his desk, rapidly pulled his gun out, and chased the lads exterior of the shop.

Yesterday, WSOC reporter Ken Lemon posted the surveillance digital camera footage on Fb, displaying the could be robbers being chanced out by the shop proprietor:

The robbers acquired away in an unmarked car. There may be now an ongoing investigation to search out the suspects.

You probably have any details about their identities, please name Gastonia Police at 704.866.6714.