Hey there Mitch, glad you and your Mom walked outta than one. Dan texted me the story and newscast last Thursday, been meanin to email ya.
My grandfather used to own a coin store here, they were robbed twice. The second time they got away with $$,$$$ worth of coins, gold, jewelry, etc. They overpowered my grandmother, tied her up and held a knife to her throat. This was in the 1960's, so doesn't look like things have changed much.
Take care and be safe.