Robbery: Machetes No Match for Armed Citizen


SELAH — It began when two young men with machetes walked into a Union Gap convenience store early Wednesday morning and demanded cash.What they didn't expect was a second clerk who pulled a handgun and held one of the men until police arrived. The other ran off.It didn't end there. Hours later more than a dozen officers — including the Yakima police SWAT team — encircled a Selah house and after a three-hour standoff forced out three other people suspected in at least one other machete-point robbery in Yakima.”It was a busy morning,” Yakima police Sgt. Kelly Willard said Wednesday evening. “We had a real quick turnaround.” Read moreSource: yakima-herald.comTactical Gear Tip: Learn how to shoot back when you study the Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery. Click Here to order.

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Corey Graff is the managing editor of the <i><a href="">Standard Catalog of Firearms</a></i> and <i><a href="">Gun Digest</a></i> annual book. In addition, he is the author of <i>What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?</i> and <i>The Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters.</i> His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as bolt-action rifles for western hunting.


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