If you’re looking for heroes in downtown retail, here’s a good one from Paul Bass at the New Haven Independent.
The owner of Nim’s jewelry shop on Chapel Street appeared to comply with a robber’s demand to empty the cash register into a sack. Then he went after the much bigger intruder, who appeared to be armed, and brawled until the cops showed up.
Bass edited the security video from the store owner, who wanted to remain anonymous — but is still a hero in our eyes.
It’s especially poignant since the next day, on Tuesday, a clerk in a New Haven market was shot to death by a robber. The Independent reported that the clerk, Abdul L. Rawas, 55, had “tussled” with the robber.