More evidence that having a gun can save your life and property, just so long as you are prepared to use it against violent offenders:
A 65-year-old woman fired two rounds from a handgun at five men who tried to rob her Garden Grove jewelry store on Sunday, police said.
The men then fled from Continental Jewelry at 12032 Brookhurst Street, with the owner chasing them, gun in hand.
Their getaway SUV drove off so quickly that three suspects were left behind. They were picked up about a block and a half away.
Police are still searching for the suspects.
The five armed men had come into the store, carrying pillowcases for loot and pointing their pistols at the store’s clerks and a customer.
There was absolute panic after the store owner fired her gun. Surveillance video shows the suspects fighting each other to run out the door.
Nothing was stolen from the store and no one was hurt.
Police say the suspects could be the same men who tried to rob another jewelry store at the Asian Garden Mall in Westminster one day later.
In that heist, the store owner shot a suspect in the face.