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Ample discouragement.

When five men tried to steal precious gems from two jewelry salesmen, they ran into a hail of lead.

Outside a jewelry store in Little Rock, Arkansas, brothers Charles and Roy Hirshberg, jewelry salesmen, were accosted by five men intent on robbing them. The criminals did manage to grab the salesmen's merchandise, but the salesmen then fought back, pulling guns and firing at the robbers.

When police investigated the March 14 shooting, they confiscated five guns, all belonging to the salesmen, and they located 21 shell casings, all from the five confiscated guns. The brothers stated that they believed someone fired at them, and so they returned fire.

The robbers attempted to flee in a van and a car, but the car crashed. Two robbers, Raul Camaro and Jairo Martinez, were arrested, and one, Andre Felipe, was shot to death, stated the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

The stolen merchandise was recovered from the car. No charges will be filed against the brothers because they are licensed to carry concealed weapons, and they acted within the law. Charges are pending against the robbers.
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Title Annotation:EXERCISING THE RIGHT; jewelry salesmen fire at robbers
Author:Williamsen, Kurt
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U7AR
Date:Jun 13, 2005
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