We have a winner.
Marine reservist Metro PCS employee with a license to carry draws a gun from his waistband and shoots and kills an armed robber who stormed into his Philadelphia store and demanded cash.
The incident occurred shortly after 4pm on Monday at the corner of 70th and Elmwood Streets in Southwest Philadelphia, and was caught on surveillance video. The video shows the would-be robber enter the store with a handgun, tossing a bag on the counter and demanding the clerk fill it with phones.
The clerk, licensed to carry a firearm, doesn’t hesitate to draw a handgun from his waistband, and fires multiple times at the crook.
The robber, wearing a hoodie, walks into the Metro PCS store with a gun in his right hand. The robber throws a bag on the counter and demands phones as the shopkeeper draws. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.12pm.
The Metro PCS store has been the scene of multiple armed robberies in the past. Investigators say the store has been robbed at least two other times within the past year.
Robberies became such a common occurrence that the store kept a logbook for police officers to sign on regular visits. Locals who know the employee say they are glad he came out of the tense encounter unharmed. ‘He comes in here and buys food. I bought my phone from there. He’s a really good guy,’ one person told KYW-TV.
‘It’s a shame that it had to happen, but thank God, you know what I mean, he didn’t get hurt,’ another woman said.
Yes. We know exactly what you mean.