David Haffey, the Redmond jewelry store owner says the two men who robbed them "cased" the store the week before and he had a bad feeling about them.
In fact, he said he remarked to his wife that they were trouble.
When they reappeared, this time to rob him, everything happened so fast, but he instinctively knew what to do.
"You know it all worked well that way. I had a customer in the store, unfortunately. I saw them literally running out of the car into the store; it took them about 4 seconds. And I instructed the customer to get down in the corner and she did so and things could have been a different dynamic had there been other people here."
Haffey has been in the jewelry business for almost 36 years and had never been robbed, but now he's made some changes and installed more security.
He says he plans to be in the courtroom every day of the trials for the two suspects.
He adds that the community has really shown their support for his family while they get back to business.