Caught on Cam: Man Fights Off Shotgun-Toting Robbers

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    Surveillance cameras rolled as a man fought off two robbers in a Chinese restaurant, one of whom was armed with a shotgun. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013)

    A man is recovering after he was captured on surveillance video fighting off two robbers, one of whom was armed with a shotgun.

    Police say the 28-year-old man was inside the Golden Chinese Restaurant on Saturday on the 7200 block of Ogontz Avenue when he was approached by two men.

    Police say one of the suspects pointed a shotgun at the victim while the other went through his pockets. Suddenly the victim began to fight back and struggled with the robbers over the shotgun.

    Police say the scuffle lasted for over three minutes. During the struggle, the victim was shot once in the hip. The victim then managed to run from the store and contact police while the suspects fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. The victim survived the shooting. Police have not yet revealed his condition however.

    The first suspect is described as a dark-skinned, medium built, black male between his late teens and early 20’s with twisted braids in his hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored pants.

    The second suspect is described as a slim black male with short black hair. He was last seen wearing dark-colored pants and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with the logo “Rise and Grind” on the front and “Blood Money Entertainment” on the rear.

    If you have any information on the whereabouts of either suspect, please call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3053/3054.