Bad Guys With Gun Stop (And Rob) Good Guy With Two Guns
Paging Mr. Wayne LaPierre! Mr. LaPierre, please pick up the white courtesy phone…
On Wednesday night at 6:40 p.m., a 68-year-old man was getting into his car outside of Yuri’s Gun Range, which is on Percy Street, just around the corner from Philadelphia police headquarters at 8th and Spring Garden streets. A man and a woman approached him, and the man pointed a handgun in the victim’s face and stole his backpack, which contained two 22-caliber handguns. Meanwhile, the woman fished through his pockets and took some other items. The pair fled in a car.
Here are descriptions of the suspects, as provided by police:
Suspect #1: Black female, 20 years-of-age, 5’3″-5’5″, medium to heavy build, round face, short hair, wearing black framed eye glasses, gray hooded sweatshirt, and dark colored jeans.
Suspect #2: Black male, 20 years-of-age, 5’10”, thin build, wearing dark clothing, and armed with a handgun.
An update links to the good folks at GunCrisis who point out that this was the second such incident this week:
Police rushed a critically wounded 67-year-old man to the Aria Health Torresdale Campus after he was shot during a robbery shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, outside the Delaware Valley Sports Center on Geiger Road in the Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia. Seven firearms were taken.
As we reported earlier, separate Thursday night shootings wounded a 29-year-old man around 7 p.m. in Kingsessing and a 48-year old woman around 9:15 p.m. in Hartranft. Both victims were initially hospitalized in critical condition.
Early Friday shootings have also left one man dead in East Germantown and a woman wounded at North Broad and Wingohocking Streets. Check our live blog for updates: Daily Report: 06.13.14
In Bustleton, police said the victim and a friend were customers leaving the gun range when a man and a woman, both armed with guns, approached them and announced a robbery, according to CBS3. 6ABC reported that police are looking for a newer model, dark colored car with heavily tinted windows, which fled the scene.
LaPierre? LaPierre? Bueller?…