Nova Scotia

Store owner confronts attempted robbers

A convenience store owner in Lake Echo confronted two men with weapons late Friday night as he was closing down his store.

A convenience store owner in Lake Echo confronted two men with weapons late Friday night as he was closing down his store.

It happened at about 11:15 p.m. when Bosch Geliege closed down his On Your Way convenience store for the night. 
A store owner in Lake Echo said one attempted robber pulled a gun on him. ((Google Streetview))

But when he got to his back door he noticed a pair of men with weapons and one of the men pulled a gun on him.

He quickly tried to shut the door.

"So I tried to close quickly but I didn't even make it. I went and pushed him, I pushed the gun away from my face, and we started going back and forth for a minute," said Geliege.

Geleige said the physical struggle ended quickly. The men quickly took off in a vehicle that was waiting for them.

The storeowner said he knows who the robbers are but is keeping that to himself.

He said he'd like to have a weapon of his own to keep behind the counter of his store in case he's attacked again.

"It's too bad the law doesn't allow us to carry a gun and protect ourselves, that's one thing I don't like about the law," said Geleige. "After what's happened, the one that came upon me, he's going to be going down first."

A neighbour called 911 but police could not find the two attackers.

"Robberies are becoming quite prevalent in the city, and we don't encourage people to take matters into their own hands. It's best to call 911 and comply with the robbers' demands," said RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott Warnicka.

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