Second robbery attempt at Round Rock jewelry store


by KRIS BETTS / KVUE News and photojournalist DEREK RASOR

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Posted on April 8, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 9 at 1:31 PM

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Clearly visible on the front door of QT jewelry are two bullet holes, after police say two men tried to rob the store on Sundance Parkway in Round Rock.

The incident took place just after 4 p.m. Monday. Round Rock Police said two men entered the store with guns demanding everything in the store, when one of the store employees shot in their direction causing the men to flee.

Police swarmed a nearby apartment complex looking for the two men, who are described as either white or Hispanic with dark hair and in their late '20s and '30s.

Less than two months earlier, on February 18, a woman was caught on camera stealing from the same jewelry store.

The woman lit a fire toward the front of the store with a water bottle full of gasoline, creating a distraction so she could run out the back.

She is still on the run.

Now nearby shoppers worry it could happen again.

“I'm just a little bit concerned about coming around this area from now on, shopping out here,” said Jeff Cihlir who lives in Round Rock.

KVUE asked Hanh Le, one of the owners of QT Jewelry if they were thinking about moving locations or hiring an armed guard, and Le said she didn't know yet because she's still in shock.