Surveillance footage captured the moment three armed robbers entered a Peninsula jewelry store Monday.
In the video you can see the moment in which three suspects, in a gold-colored SUV, park in front of the Plaza Jewelers jewelry store located in an unincorporated area of Redwood City.
San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident at 5:50 p.m. and upon arrival, learned that the suspects entered the store, showed firearms and demanded money and jewelry.
“In that moment, you get scared but you have to act and defend what’s yours," said the store owner's husband, Alfonso Ángulo.
He said the suspects pointed their guns at him and customers, shouting to get on the floor, demanding jewels and cash.
But Álfonso pulled out his own revolver and fired back, catching them off guard as they sprinted out of the store and took off.
The bullet hit the door and shattered part of the glass.
It’s the latest in a series of robberies across the Bay Area over the past three months.
Jewelry stores have also been hit at the Sunvalley Mall in Concord, the Southland Mall in Hayward and Eastridge Mall in San Jose.
The owners of Plaza Jewlers said they were robbed nine years ago and insurance would not have covered the jewels potentially stolen Monday.
So they had to defend their property.
"if we didn’t have a gun, they would’ve taken everything," said Ángulo.
The suspects are described as three males in dark clothing and black ski masks.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 650-363-4911.