'Don't mess with Texas business owners': Foiled robbery caught on camera

VIDEO: Arlington store owner fights robbers

ARLINGTON -- Surveillance video of a thwarted robbery in Arlington was released Tuesday by police, showing two business owners fighting off a pair of armed suspects.

Khurrum Monga says he and his son knew there might be trouble the moment two men walked into their cell phone store on South Cooper in Arlington.

"You could see the back packs and instead of pulling a phone out, he pulled a gun," Monga said. 

Arlington Police released this surveillance video of the robbery. One of the suspects jumps over the counter and Monga's son jumps into action.

“When my son jumped in, I just followed him," Monga said. 


You can see from different angles as father and son fight with one of the suspects as the second suspect pulls out his gun.

"The second person also came in and pointed a gun, lucky, it did not shoot or do anything. That was by the Grace of God," he said. 

Monga says initially they thought the guns might not be real, but one of the suspects dropped his weapon.

"After they left, the police said it was a real gun, fully loaded. Luckily nothing happened," he said.

Police say the men are lucky. While they did stop the robbery, police told Monga he and his son could have been killed and warn people not to fight back.

But Monga, who moved here from Pakistan 14 years ago, says he's worked too hard to simply let people come in and steal what he has worked hard for.

They try to keep him inside the store while one of the suspects runs out. Both suspects managed to get away.

Call 817-459-5301 if you have information.

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