Video from LiveLeak shows what happened when a man tried to rob a MetroPCS store on Monday.

He won’t be robbing anyone in the future after meeting swift and harsh justice.

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The video cuts off before the fatal bullets were fired, but this man paid the ultimate price for an attempted robbery.

Here’s more from LiveLeak:

A would-be robber was shot and killed by an employee at a local cell phone store Monday afternoon. The tense encounter that lasted less than 12 seconds was captured on surveillance video.

Police say the suspect was there to rob the place and he likely didn’t know the only employee inside was armed. Eyewitness News obtained surveillance video of the incident.

“Out of nowhere, I heard about 10 gunshots,” an eyewitness said.

Reports of gunfire came on the initial call. Police rushed to the corner of 70th and Elmwood Streets in Southwest Philadelphia.

“When they arrived on scene, they were met by an employee of MetroPCS,” Philadelphia Police Capt. Scott Drissel said.

It turns out that shooting happened inside the MetroPCS cell phone store.

“The guy that works at MetroPCS run out of the store with a gun in his hand,” said the witness.

Around 4:10 p.m. Monday, a man wearing a hoodie could be seen in surveillance video entering the store with a handgun. He tosses what the store owner says is a bag toward the sole employee, telling him to fill it with phones.

Little did the would-be robber know that the employee was armed.

“He discharged his firearm at the robbery suspect numerous times, striking him,” Drissel said.

The suspect died and Drissel says the employee, whose identity Eyewitness News is concealing, is legally allowed to carry.

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Investigators say the store has been robbed at least two other times within the past year — such a common occurrence that police regularly visit the store.

“There is police logbook in there. Officers will typically go inside the store and meet with the employees there and sign the logbook,” Drissel said.

On Monday evening, technicians with the Medical Examiner’s Office, homicide detectives and crime scene analysts combed through the store.


Let’s be clear.

Police can not always be there in time, and a good guy with a gun is sometimes our only hope against a bad guy with a gun.

Think about how many of these mass shootings could have been either minimized or stopped by an armed citizen.

The left’s arguments are not just weak, they are dangerous.

The thought is that more and more publicized gun violence will eventually make Americans want to turn in their guns.

If not they will keep passing legislation that chips away at our rights.

Good luck with that government.

I’ll bitterly cling to my God and my guns no matter what bills you pass.

Dean Garrison is the Publisher of DC Clothesline and DC Dirty Laundry