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Nephew to the Rescue.

Fox News reported on December 16 about a California jeweler in South Pasadena who is grateful he engaged in nepotism by hiring his nephew, because his nephew protected him during a recent attempted robbery.

The incident unfolded when two men entered the jewelry store and acted as if they were interested in looking at items. As the owner was showing the two suspects jewelry in the display case, one of the men pulled a knife on the storeowner, Jean Boujekian, and threatened his life. Fortunately for Boujekian, his nephew had witnessed the episode and pulled out a loaded handgun that he had stashed behind the counter. As soon as the suspects saw the firearm, they turned tail and ran from the store.

Boujekian told the ABC affiliate, "I didn't feel comfortable so I came out from the back to the floor and my nephew was in the background and one of them pulled out a knife.... Probably the scariest thing--everything slowed down and your adrenaline is pumping. Everything slowed down. It felt like an eternity, but when you look at the video you see it happened very fast." Police are still investigating the incident, but the owner has advice for any would-be criminal looking to target his business: "Don't come to South Pasadena. It's not a good place, especially right across [from] the police station. The police were here within 30 seconds. It's not a good idea."

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Author:Krey, Patrick
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Jan 21, 2019
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