Woman clad in trash bag attempts to rob jewelry store

Published: Oct. 19, 2010 at 12:01 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2010 at 12:26 AM CDT
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EL PASO, TX (NBC) - Two people are in police custody following an unbelievable attempted jewelry store heist in Texas.

Security camera footage showed Noemi Duchene, 44, and Luis Del Castillo, 45, arrive outside of Estate & New Jewelry in El Paso, TX late Tuesday morning with Del Castillo pushing Duchene in her wheelchair.

Duchene then got out of her chair, covered her head and upper body with a large black trash bag, and entered the jewelry store while Del Castillo waited with the chair. Once inside, Duchene pulled a kitchen knife and demanded "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 recalled.  "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 the entire time and was also arrested.

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

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