Jewelry Store Owner Helps Catch Would-Be Robber

By Ari Mason
|  Sunday, May 25, 2014  |  Updated 10:21 PM EDT
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Jewelry Store Owner Helps Catch Would-Be Robber

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The owner of an Enfield jewelry store helped police catch the man who tried to rob him Sunday morning, according to police.

Police said 42-year-old Jeffrey Hluchnik, of Woodside Crossing in Enfield, walked into the Furnari Jewelry Store at 90 Elm Street and showed staff members a “realistic looking air pistol.” He demanded money and jewelry, according to police.

While the robbery was taking place, store owner Joseph Furnari managed to disarm and detain Hluchnik until officers arrived and took him into custody, police said.

It's not clear if Hluchnik has been formally charged. Police said he's in the hospital recovering from injuries sustained during the alteraction.

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