They say the pen is mightier than the sword — unless you’re defending your jewelry store from a gaggle of would-be robbers.
Surveillance video of that exact scenario emerged out of Mississauga, Ont. on Nov. 21, the same day Peel Regional Police reported a brazen mid-day attempted robbery at a jewelry store on the corner of Airport Road and Beverley Street.
The video shows the moment when a man in a mask smashes out one of the store’s front windows, only to be thwarted within seconds.
As the suspect attempts to climb through the broken window with what looks like a mallet in his hand, two men inside the store attack him with what appear to be swords.
A second suspect then attempts to climb through the broken window carrying what looks like a gun, only to be stopped the same way as a third sword-brandishing man joins the first two inside the store.
Video taken from outside the building shows all four suspects then retreating into a waiting vehicle and driving away.
At the time of publication, it wasn’t clear whether the people shown inside the store were employees or owners, and the store could not be reached for comment.
However, Peel Regional Police confirmed to Yahoo Canada News that they were searching for four suspects wanted in connection to a jewelry store robbery that occurred on Wednesday at the same Airport Road intersection.
The attempted robbery occurred in broad daylight, around 12:15 p.m. Police said no injuries were reported.
Ashok Jewellers, identified by its sign in another video taken after the attack, is located in the area and appears to match the business described by police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3410.
Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.