Failed Jewelry Heist Sparks Panic at McAllen Mall

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MCALLEN – What started as panic with hundreds evacuating amidst what first sounded similar to gunfire ends with seven in custody from a botched jewelry store heist.

It happened Saturday afternoon at La Plaza Mall in McAllen.

According to the McAllen Police Department, they received a call at around 12:24 p.m. of an attempted robbery.

McAllen police took seven male suspects into custody, according to a press release.

There were no injuries reported.

The case is still under investigation.

Watch the news clip above for further information.

View the surveillance footage below of the attempted robbery. There is no audio in the clip.


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