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Alleged robbers shot at by victim

An attempted armed street robbery Monday ended when the victim opened

fire on the men trying to rob him.

The incident began at 12:37 p.m. when a black sport utility

vehicle pulled in front of a car driven by a 45-year-old Burbank man


in the 100 block of East Cedar Avenue, blocking his lane of travel.

The victim told police that two men carrying handguns got out of the

SUV. The man then pulled a handgun from his own glove box and fired

six rounds at the SUV, police said. Four men reportedly ran from the


SUV and were picked up later by the driver.

As of late Tuesday, no charges were filed against the Burbank man

who fired the shots, but police said the investigation was ongoing.

Police also said they had not determined if the victim knew the


Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Det.

Darin Ryburn at 238-3246.

Ben Godar