VIDEO: Surveillance Captures Moment Cop Confronts 7 Jewelry Store Robbers

The robbery in McAllen, TX sparked alarm about an "active shooter."

McAllen, TX - Video surveillance footage captured the moment that a police officer responded to a robbery at a jewelry store in La Plaza Mall and confronted seven robbers (video below.)

The incident happened Saturday as seven robbers ran into the jewelry store, appearing to brandish weapons, the video showed.

They greatly outnumbered the lone security officer, who appeared in the video to follow their directions to get on the ground.

The robbers started smashing glass display cases, which set off a false alarm of an active shooter among people in the mall, according to McAllen PD.

After receiving a report of an active shooter, all nearby law enforcement officers swarmed to take out the shooter. Officers from McAllen PD, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Border Patrol, and Texas Department of Public Safety responded, according to The Monitor.

A McAllen police officer arrived in less than one and one-half minutes. He rushed into the jewelry store and passed one of the robbers. The cop confronted the seven robbers alone until plainclothes officers arrived seconds behind him to help.

All seven robbers were taken into custody without anybody being injured.

You can see the video of the robbery below:

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LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Job well done !

RPG156
RPG156

That was ballsy to go into the store with so many armed suspects. The officer was blessed that the suspect that he passed by wasn't ready to kill.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

The officer should be nicknamed "RoboCop" or "Rambo"!

rover77
rover77

cop was lucky he didn't get shot inn the back

VWells
VWells

Wow! So happy law enforcement caught all 7! Fantastic job! I love it when the good guys win!!👮‍♀️👮‍♀️👮‍♀️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸♥️♥️♥️

angeleyes
angeleyes

ha ha, geniuses. Jewelry store in a mall, highend merchandise. love their lookout. Hey guys, cops are here. Thugs are complete idiots, guess that's why their thugs. Good job LEOs