Store workers face off against robbers. Acid, gun, sword and machete involved

Would-be jewel thieves Richardson François and Jerry Theodore lost big January 22, 2013, when the pair walked into a jewelry store in Park Extension hoping to rob it. Store owner Vijay Verma, and his relatives would fight back even though François was armed with a pistol and Theodore was carrying a machete. During the melee that ensued, after François pulled out the pistol, one of Verma’s relatives picked up containers of nitric acid — commonly used to clean jewelry — and tossed it in François and Theodore’s faces. The acid left lifelong scars on their faces. François lost 50 per cent of the vision in one eye.

  • Sid Falco


    • That was some scrap.

      • Sid Falco

        I was wondering where he got the sword. I can’t believe he brought it with him.

  • Justin St.Denis

    The sheer vibrancy and diversity of this encounter serves to underline the multicultural enrichment we all enjoy on a daily basis.

  • Alain

    I don’t care what the store workers used against these POS. Good for them. At least they fought back, which is more than most Canadians nowadays would do.

    • Dave

      Or are allowed to do!

  • Gary

    In canada the thugs wear burka’s and rob stores.
    Liberals won’t do anything even if a Burka clad man rapes Justin’s daughter or wife. It’s 2016 .