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The Armed Citizen® March 12, 2013

The Armed Citizen® March 12, 2013

Roger Webster, owner of Webster's Store, and a female customer were standing in front of the store when two men approached and forced them back into the store. Webster and the customer were held at gunpoint and ordered to give up money from the cash register. Webster complied. When the men demanded even more money, Webster motioned as if retrieving more cash, but instead retrieved his handgun from the register and fired several rounds at the armed suspect. Both men fled. Neither Webster nor the customer were harmed. (Dorchester Banner, Cambridge, MD 11/2/12)

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A 75-year-old Bellingham homeowner held two teenage burglars at gunpoint until officers showed up early Tuesday, Nov. 27, according to police. The man was awakened at 2:20 a.m. by strange sounds coming from a detached garage at his home in the 2800 block of Lynn Street, said a Bellingham police spokesman. The man grabbed a shotgun and went outside. In the garage he caught two brothers, age 15 and 17, rifling through one of his vehicles. According to police, one brother shouted, "Don't shoot!" The homeowner aimed the shotgun at them while a relative, who lives in the home, called 911. Four minutes later, police arrived and arrested the brothers. The brothers were booked into juvenile detention on investigation of residential burglary in the second degree. (Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, WA)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

May 1960: When two bandits said, "It's a stickup; everybody stay put," Los Angeles jewelry clerk Kenneth Walton lunged for the cal. .38 revolver he kept handy on top of the safe. One bandit scuffled with Walton, bit him on the arm, and Walton fired three times. The robber fell with a bullet to the chest and the accomplice fled during the melee. (Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA)

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