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Men shot at Pembroke Lakes Mall were robbing jewelry store, police say

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Two men who were trying to rob a jewelry store were shot by a store employee Friday afternoon at the Pembroke Lakes Mall, police say.

According to Pembroke Pines police, the two men went into Elite Fine Jewelry at 2:14 p.m., and one smashed glass display cases while the other began grabbing items.

A store employee pulled out a concealed firearm and shot both of the suspects, detectives say. The men were taken to a nearby hospital.

Police have not identified them, nor released an update on their condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

Sky 10 was overhead as the two men were taken into rescue vehicles outside the Dillard’s store on the north side of the mall, at 11945 Pines Boulevard.

Police have urged residents to stay clear of the area.

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