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Jeweller successfully defends his shop against teenage robber

On Wednesday morning, a teenage robber was shot at with his own gun in the attempt of robbing a jeweller.

At 10.22, the young offender came into the shop on Mariahilfer Straße 157 and pretended to be interested in buying a ring for his girlfriend.

When looking at the ring he suddenly pulled a gas pistol and a hammer out of his bag.

"I thought he was just fooling around" said the shocked owner of the shop named only as Ihsan E for legal reasons.

The 44-year-old owner pointed out to the robber that they were filmed by a security camera but that did not bother the offender at all. Instead he put down his gas pistol on a glass case and smashed a pane of glass with the hammer.

The jeweller jumped at the opportunity and grabbed the weapon. This led to a fight between jeweller and robber and someone pulled the trigger of the gas pistol. The robber fled without having taken anything from the shop. Ihsan E. followed him and shot twice in his direction. The robber was, however, able to escape.

Police spokesperson Adina Mircioane says that the offender is definitely under-aged, probably between 14 and 16 years old. He is characterised by a small stature and dark hair. The teenager was wearing a baseball cap.

Witnesses are asked to contact the police on the number +43 31310-33800.

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