Dairy Queen Owner Chases, Shoots at Armed Robber

By David Chang
|  Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013  |  Updated 2:28 PM EDT
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Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night at a Dairy Queen in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County.  Witnesses say a robber tried to hold up the place and the owner fought back with gunfire.  NBC10's Denise Nakano reports.

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Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night at a Dairy Queen in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County. Witnesses say a robber tried to hold up the place and the owner fought back with gunfire. NBC10's Denise Nakano reports.

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Police say the owner of a Montgomery County Dairy Queen fought back when his store was targeted by an armed robber.

The armed robber entered the Dairy Queen on the 1900 block of East County Line Road in Upper Moreland around 8:30 p.m., according to investigators. 

Before the robber could grab any cash, police say the owner of the Dairy Queen took out a gun and opened fire.

The robber ran out of the store and into a getaway car as the owner continued to fire shots, according to witnesses.

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"He hopped in the car," said Muhammut Sirzi, who witnessed the incident. "As soon as he hopped in the car, he was like, 'Keep going!' He was doing probably 50 or 60 miles per hour in the parking lot."

Police say the getaway vehicle, described as a 4-door silver Mazda with a busted taillight, drove off toward I-95.

Neither the owner nor another worker in the Dairy Queen were hurt during the incident. Police are not sure whether the suspect was struck.

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