Mebane jewelry store workers hurt during robbery attempt
Posted July 19, 2013
Mebane, N.C. — Two employees of a Mebane jewelry store were injured Friday during an attempted robbery, police said.
Two men entered Ashley & Co. Jewelers, in the Kingsdown Commons shopping center on Millstead Drive, shortly before noon and were browsing through the store for a while before one pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, witnesses told police.
Employees got into a fight with the robbers, and one employee was punched in the face and a second was sprayed in the face with pepper spray, police said.
The robbers then fled the store, without any money or merchandise. Police said they drove off in a silver 2002 Dodge Intrepid with tinted windows and minor front-end damage.