Convenience Store Owner Stops Armed Robbery

posted on January 13, 2016

Ms. Jessie’s Stop N Shop was intended to be just a quick hit—stop, rob and go. But one of the three armed men who rushed into the convenience store in South Philadelphia didn’t make it out alive—he was shot in the head by the owner of the shop. 

The attempted robbery took place Monday morning around 8:30 a.m. A 22-year-old-man tried to flee the scene, but was apprehended a short time later. The third suspect, who may have been wounded in the shooting, remains at large. A search for that suspect caused police to put two schools in lockdown. 

Two guns were recovered at the scene, and the store owner was brought in for questioning. A resident in the area, Louise Hanible, spoke up for the store owner, who’s well-known throughout the community. “They’ve been in the neighborhood all their lives and had businesses and restaurants in the neighborhood.”

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