Armed robbery at Belle Glade Osvilda Jewelry store ends with clerk shooting back

BELLE GLADE, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office says three masked men came into the Osvilda Jewelry store in Belle Glade at 116 SW Avenue B and robbed the store.

One robber held the clerk at gunpoint and attempted to shoot, but the gun didn't fire, deputies said.

That's when investigators say the clerk grabbed a gun and started shooting back at the robbers.

The masked men were able to escape in a stolen getaway van, which was later recovered by deputies a few blocks away on 100 Block NW Avenue C.

From there, deputies say the suspects hopped into a black pickup truck and drove away.

Nobody inside the jewelry store sustained any injuries and it is not clear at this time what was stolen.

Investigators have not said if this armed robbery was related to the attempted armed robbery at Alabama Georgia Grocery Store Monday morning.

In that attempted armed robbery, store owner Jimmy McMillan was killed by the robber who is still on the loose.

If you have any information that could lead to an arrest in these two crimes please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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