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Video: Rancho Cucamonga Jeweler Pistol-Whipped During Robbery October 23, 2022 (0 comments)


Rancho Cucamonga, CA--A jewelry store owner said she’s grateful to be alive after a savage robbery hospitalized her for several days.

“He was ready to kill me,” Margarita Pereda, owner of Gemma’s Jewelers, told Los Angeles New Station KTLA.

Security footage captured the violent robbery around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Gemma’s Jewelers, at the Terra Vista Town Center mall.

The gunmen rushed in, weapons drawn, as an employee and customer crouched down in fear.

One robber confronted Pereda and started pistol-whipping her in the head after she set off the alarm.

[Screen capture from the KTLA video] 

“He said, ‘Hell no!’ and he came in straight with the gun very close to my face, and I defended myself,” she said. “It’s a miracle. He was ready to kill me.”

The robbers, who Pereda reportedly said were dressed as an Amazon delivery man and a security guard, fled with thousands in jewelry.

See the full report, including video.

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