A woman standing on a bike outside a California jewelry store has stopped robbers from checking in, according to a new report.
The woman, identified only as Olivia, stood in front of Buberin Jewelers in Santa Monica for two hours on Sunday – helping to keep lawbreakers out of the store, already smashing windows ABC 7 Report.
“Officers couldn’t stop them,” one woman said while filming Olivia standing outside the store. “But she is preventing us from going into this jewelry store. Brave girl. Thank you for your bravery.”
The owner of the 75-year-old business, Bill Buber, told the station that an organized mob was trying to get inside.
“It’s basically a gang that is out of control,” Buber said. “They were driving down the street. They jumped out of their cars. “
When the gate could not be broken, they were thwarted. After that, no other robbers targeted the business – thanks to a total stranger who protected it, according to Bubar.
“After they left, a young woman I didn’t know came along, parked in front of the door with her bicycle, and stayed for two hours,” Buber told the store. “All this mess [went on], I think they left it alone because she was standing here and in front of her door. She really is the hero. “
A number of businesses in Santa Monica have been damaged and destroyed following peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, the report said.