Jewelry store owner defends store and employee, KPIX, San Francisco, Calif. 07/11/14, KTVU, Oakland, Calif. 07/10/14

A pair of masked and armed robbers entered Bennett Valley Jewelry in Santa Rosa, Calif. Once inside, one of them then went behind the counter, assaulted the store’s manager and held her hostage. After becoming aware of the situation, store owner Ty Visscher retrieved a gun and fired at the criminals, striking both and causing one to flee. Police captured remaining robber shortly after the shooting. An investigation revealed the criminal to be a gang member who was paroled less than two weeks before the robbery.
Following the incident, local business owner Molly Bray shared her support for Visscher, telling reporters of the jewelry store owner, “He’s such a big, macho, great guy. Very protective and loving to everybody… So I’m sure he wanted to protect his people.” 

Shop owner holds intruder for police, Valley News Live, Fargo, N.D. 06/16/14

Kert and VeAnn Wright where inside their home, which is in the downstairs of a consignment shop they own, when they heard a suspicious noise. Armed with a .22-caliber pistol, Kert went to investigate and happened upon a burglar inside the store. Kert forced the intruder to the floor and held him at gunpoint until police could arrive. 

Jewelry store owner fires at armed robber, MLive.com, Michigan, 04/23/14

David Medawar, owner of Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry in Plainfield Township, Mich., was at his store when he spotted a group of four men near the front door. Medawar ordered his employees to a back room, as the armed robbers entered the store. Medawar and his father then armed themselves with handguns and retreated to the back room with the employees.
From a surveillance system in the secure room, Medawar spotted one of the thieves approaching. Medawar warned the criminal, “We have a gun. We will shoot you. Leave.” Undeterred, the robber continued into the room, prompting Medawar and his father to open fire. After meeting the armed resistance all of the criminals fled.
Medawar purchased firearms for the store following a robbery in 2010. The owner told a local media outlet, “We had taken measures to ensure that would not happen again… We were prepared when they came in, But God also protected us. He was watching over us.” 

Jewelry store owner kills armed robber, The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J. 06/17/13

An armed robber entered the Top Dollar jewelry store in Newark, N.J., threatened to shoot the people inside, and demanded that the owner fill a bag with valuables. The owner complied with the criminal, placing merchandise into a bag, but then drew a gun and shot the robber. Upon being shot, the thief fled the store, but succumbed to his wounds a short time later.
No charges have been filed against the store owner. 

Store owner stops shotgun toting robber, WPMI, Mobile, Ala. 04/29/13

A robber toting a shotgun entered Sandie’s Beer Wine and Spirits in Irvington, Ala., put the gun to the owner’s head and demanded the money in the register. The owner responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the criminal, striking him in the torso and causing him to flee in a getaway car. Police captured the robber a short time later.
Recalling the incident to local media, the owner stated, “He had a shotgun and held it to my head. I saw my life passing by and I thought I wasn’t going to see my kids anymore. That’s when I got really angry. That’s when I went after him.”

Elderly business owner defends wife, fells attacker, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. 04/28/13

Alfred and Sylvia Armen were tending to their music store, Armen’s House of Music, in Bethel Park, Pa. when a man, who had just been inside the store, returned with a club. The criminal struck 71-year-old Sylvia in the head, prompting a physical altercation between 73-year-old Alfred and the attacker. During the struggle, Alfred was able to retrieve a .38-caliber revolver and shoot the criminal, killing him.
Sylvia and Alfred suffered minor injuries during the incident, but Sylvia assured local media that she is “a tough cookie.”