"We started off in flea markets, we did yard sales. We sold to anybody who would take a look at our things," said Lindsay Hallmark, co-owner of Kiss My Bling.
The two women own and operate the store by themselves, which is why they are always prepared for the worst.
"We're insured, we have security, we have cameras," explained Lindsay.
The news of a robbery at Prosperity Bank, which is right across the street from Kiss My Bling, came as a shock and caused some unease.
"It means a lot to us," said Lindsay. "This store is like our baby. So if anything were to happen to it, that would definitely be devastating."
Though Kiss My Bling has been in the area for a few months, Lindsay said they are no stranger to being a target of crime.
"Actually when we first opened, our first five days somebody had shot our window, we had to get our window replaced," she said.
"The store next door, the Subway down the street and across the corner has been robbed several times," said Doug McClellan.
Doug owns Kat's Cleaners, which has been on North 12th and Mockingbird for 33 years. In that time, Doug says he's always felt safe and has never had a problem with his store. But that doesn't mean he stops worrying.
"Makes me wonder you know when I close at night, I see strange people around I don't see before makes you kind of leery about what's going on," he explained.
In light of the robbery, Lindsay and her co-owner Tamera Morgan say they hope police will continue to watch the area. Because that's what makes them feel safe.
"Cause I do see a lot of people walking around, a lot of activity that kind of raises my eyebrow," Lindsay said. "So it's just good to feel like there's somebody out there helping us and watching out."
Police ask anyone who has any information in Monday's robbery to call APD or Crimestoppers at 676-TIPS.