Thursday, March 02, 2017

WA: Store Owner Drives off Armed Robbers

Research shows that those who resist robbery with guns are injured less often than those who do not resist.

When two armed, masked men came into his store demanding money, Hani “Sonny” Salha not only refused to hand over the cash, but opened fire on them with his own gun.

“I would do whatever it takes to protect my business, my family and my customers,” Salha said Tuesday at the In & Out Mini Mart, 1513 Tieton Drive.

While Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic said using a gun to defend yourself against robbers is a legal option, a Yakima police official said it’s safer to give them what they want.

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