An armed Philadelphia robbery suspect picked the wrong convenience store to knock off and paid with his life for that critical mistake.
The 28-year-old criminal entered the store wearing gloves and a mask partially covering his face and went behind the counter to steal cash from the register while holding employees at bay with his firearm.
One of the employees was also armed and quickly turned the tables by pulling his handgun and opening fire, killing the robbery suspect right there inside his store.
The incident took place late in the evening last week at Happy Day Food Market & Deli in the city’s Kingsessing neighborhood, according to Fox News.
“You can clearly see that there’s money on the scene and you can clearly see that at least one of the 28-year-old’s pockets is stuffed with money,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. “We believe that was the money that he was taking from the cash register during the robbery when he was shot by the store employee.”
Chief Small can be seen below describing how the foiled robbery went down:
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Smalls provides an on-scene update about the deadly robbery that unfolded in the city overnight. The shooting death appears to be an act of self-defense as the deceased individual was robbing the store at gun point. pic.twitter.com/HQRacXZdRm
— nik t. hatziefstathiou (@nikthehat) October 26, 2023
The employee who shot the thief had obtained firearms training and a license after the store was robbed previously, Fox 29 reported.
Having had their fill of people robbing and looting, cynical social media users praised the outcome of the robbery attempt, as seen on X:
Good for him for defending his store more should do it
— Mark Woodward (@woody6871) October 31, 2023
Sweet, great way to end a robbery!
— Clint Williams (@clint1w) October 31, 2023
You can’t live a peaceful without eradicating bad elements
— RyanBxxx (@ryan1234567587) October 31, 2023
Don’t be a thug if you can’t take the slug.
— Steve Turner (@Turdburner66) October 31, 2023
I truly do enjoy reading articles having outcomes like this one…
— DB Cooper (@DBCooper931994) October 31, 2023
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