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Customers fight off suspect during Coral Gables armed robbery

Video: Surveillance video shows the moments customers fought back during an armed robbery

Surveillance video shows the moments customers fought back during an armed robbery in Coral Gables.
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Surveillance video shows the moments customers fought back during an armed robbery in Coral Gables.

The tables were turned for a suspect during an attempted convenience store robbery Saturday morning in Coral Gables.

Police said surveillance video at the Down Stairs store at 5885 Ponce De Leon Blvd shows Jovon Maurice Reddick, 32, walk into the store and confront two customers standing at the counter.

He demanded their money and threatened to shoot everyone in the store unless they complied, according to the arrest report..

However, the men found the opportunity to fight back and were able to wrestle the suspect to the ground, subduing him until police arrived.

Reddick was arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon while committing an offense.

The customers were not hurt.

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