WATCH: Chicago Jewelry Store Employee Opens Fire on Alleged Robber

A Chicago jewelry store employee with a concealed carry permit opened fire on an alleged robber just before 11 a.m. Saturday morning, striking him with at least two bullets.

CWChicago reported the alleged 27-year-old robber walked to a jewelry case near the store’s front door and allegedly swung at it, in order to smash the glass. As this was happening, “a man behind the counter draws a pistol, racks the slide, and fires as the [alleged] thief appears to be turning toward the door.”

The alleged robber then falls out of the door, but quickly reaches back inside to pick up something that he dropped. He then ran to the “L” platform, suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and one to the buttocks.

The alleged robber was released from custody Sunday but CBS News noted charges “are pending.”

Christine lives near the jewelry story and she told CBS News, “I think to throw all the responsibility on the business owners or the residences is really not the right way to go.”

She added, “The crime is just escalating, and it’s getting worse and worse. We had kids killed a few weeks ago. Now this armed robbery, it’s a shame.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at

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  1. BRAVO to this store owner !!! Let this be a lesson to other degenerate criminals , that at some places you don’t get a free ticket to steal or rob !!!!

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