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Trash bag clad robber tries to hold up jewelry store while getaway wheelchair waits outside

1:46 PM, Oct 18, 2010   |    comments
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Two people are in police custody following an unbelievable attempted jewelry store heist in El Paso, Texas.

Security camera footage shows 44-year-old Noemi Duchene and 45-year-old Luis Del Castillo arrive outside of Estate & New Jewelry late Tuesday morning with Del Castillo pushing Duchene in her wheelchair.

Duchene then gets out of her chair, covers her head and upper body with a large black trash bag and enters the jewelry store while Del Castillo waits with the chair.

Once inside Duchene pulls a kitchen knife and demands "everything".

Store owner Linda Bradely decided not to comply and drew a stun gun in response.

"We're chasing each other around like keystone cops," Bradely recalls. "I knew I could outrun her because she was obviously not very quick."

A store customer eventually tackled Duchene and held her until police arrived.

Del Castillo was still waiting outside with the wheelchair and was also arrested.

Investigators say the pair live in an apartment across the street from the jewelry store.

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