Six Armed Customers Cause Capture of Thieves

The confrontation between six armed customers and two thieves in a parking lot resulted in one customer being struck by the departing vehicle as at least two others fired at the vehicle tires, causing them to be destroyed. Police later recovered the vehicle and stolen property, and apprehended both suspects. (Marysville PD photo)

Heraldnet News – The plan was simple: Steal tools and pawn them for money. That’s what two men reportedly had in mind when they showed up to the Coastal Farm & Ranch store in Marysville, Wash., on Saturday afternoon, according to a police report.

They allegedly took four nail guns, each worth more than $400, walked out of the store and got into a Honda Civic. They didn’t expect to be surrounded by about six customers with guns raised.

One customer standing in front of the car yelled at the alleged thieves to get out. “He won’t shoot, run him over,” one of the suspects reportedly said.

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