Gun store robbed by 3 men armed with fake gun (video)By Mason White 12:55 PM June 17, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) The presence of hundreds of real firearms did not deter a gang of robbers from holding up a gun store with a fake gun, police in California said.
The gun shop in El Cajon, was robbed by three masked suspects on Friday afternoon.
The incident unfolded approximately 2:15 p.m. at the Hiram’s Guns & Spirits located at 660 South Magnolia Avenue.
El Cajon Police said that one of the suspects, who was armed with a replica gun, detained the store clerk while the other two robbers smashed a display case with a hammer and grabbed several real firearms.
The suspects fled in a red sedan. Later, police tracked down the suspects.
Three people, two juveniles and an adult, were arrested after officers searched their car and found the stolen firearms, replica gun and masks.
All three face felony charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The driver, 20-year-old Mykeon D. Menefee, can also be charged with felony evasion.
Menefee was booked into the San Diego County jail, while the two youths were jailed in the Juvenile Detention Center. No injuries were reported in the robbery, but the shop owner was very shaken by the ordeal.