Inland Empire News
Rottweiler helps Moreno Valley pawnshop worker take down robber
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- A pawnshop employee took down a would-be robber with the help of a dog in Moreno Valley, and the entire incident was caught on camera.
The robbery suspect, Hakim Salone, walked into the Empire Jewelry and Loan on Friday morning and pointed a gun at Richard Salgado, a store worker. That's when Capone, a Rottweiler, went after Salone.
As Salgado wrestled Salone for the weapon, Capone went for the man's shirt and pant leg, helping Salgado retrieve the gun.
"There was just a slight opportunity that I noticed would be the right time to take the gun, and that's when I went for it," Salgado said. "I knew that the gun was the vital part, and I wasn't going to let it go no matter what happened."
After the struggle, Salgado took the gun and Capone and walked out of the store. The 34-year-old suspect then barricaded himself inside the pawn shop for an hour. When he finally came out, sheriff's deputies were waiting outside with guns drawn to take him into custody.
Salone is behind bars and is facing felony charges including armed robbery, kidnapping and illegal firearm possession.
The store's owner says he grateful Salgado and Capone are safe.
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