March 31, 2010 was much like any other last day of that month. On that afternoon, Bill Cano, his business partner and watchmaker Domingo Diaz, and Bill’s wife talked about April Fool’s Day pranks. But what happened shortly after that conversation ended was no joke.
Bill’s wife left the store to get lunch for her husband, owner of Cano’s Diamonds, located in San Angelo, TX, and Domingo. Minutes after her departure a young man entered the store. Within moments he pointed a gun at Bill and demanded the cash and loose diamonds the armed robber knew were in a container under the store’s main counter.