A robbery attempt early Tuesday morning in Detroit went badly for the alleged armed robber, thanks to the intended victim having a firearm and knowing how to use it.
A man had gone to a gas station window to buy cigarettes when another man, who had been hiding in a bus booth at the corner, approached with a gun and tried to rob the victim.
“He (the suspect) was dressed all in black and wearing a black hoodie,” the store clerk told local media. “Outside, he went up to my customer and pulled a gun on him. My customer said he didn’t have any money, then he pulled out his gun. He was faster and shot the guy.” The armed suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Store Owner Stops Armed Robbery
A robbery suspect who had robbed a Cincinnati convenience store two weeks ago made a near-fatal mistake by targeting the same store again.
Mohammad Abdelwahed, owner of G&J Market, was working in the store just before 8 p.m. on Sunday when 30-year-old Ronald Collins came in, pointed a gun and demanded money from the register—just like two weeks earlier. But when he turned to leave this time, Abdelwahed pulled his gun and shot him.
“You never turn your back on someone when you’re robbing them,” Abdelwahed said. Cincinnati police told local media that Collins sustained life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive.
Armed Neighbor Protects Home
When two burglars kicked in the back door of an 80-year-old Houston man’s house early Monday morning, a concerned neighbor saw what was occurring and came to the rescue.
When the neighbor approached the suspects, they dropped their stolen goods and jumped into their vehicle. But when the suspects attempted to run over the neighbor, he pulled his handgun and shot twice into the vehicle.
According to local police, the suspects fled the scene, causing minor damage when they slammed into a parked vehicle. No injuries were reported.