Gun Shop Robbery Suspects Still on the Loose: Police

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Philadelphia Police say a customer was robbed and shot outside a gun shop in the Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia Thursday night. Police are on the hunt for two suspects who they believe are now armed with as many as nine guns. NBC10's George Spencer reports from the scene, that this may not be the pair's first hit. (Published Thursday, Jun 12, 2014)

    Police are searching for two people who they say shot a 67-year-old man in a gun shop parking lot and then took off with nine guns. 

    A man and woman approached the victim and his friend outside the Delaware Valley Sports Center at 101 Geiger Road in the city's Bustleton neighborhood around 8:40 p.m. Thursday and demanded they hand over their guns and cash, according to officials.

    The robbers, who already had two guns in their possession, shot the 67-year-old man and then took off with the victim's seven handguns, according to police.

    Authorites are warning the public that the suspects -- who are now carrying at least nine weapons -- are extremely dangerous and still on the loose.

    Officials say the pair fled the scene in a black vehicle.

    Investigators followed a car that fit the description of the getaway vehicle along I-76. When it pulled off the expressway at the South Street exit around 9:20 p.m., police stopped the vehicle and held the driver and passenger at Christian Street and Schuylkill Avenue in the Grays Ferry section of the city, according to reports.

    The pair did not fit the description of the two people in the getaway car and they were released, according to police.

    The 67-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound was transported to Frankford Torresdale Hospital, where he is in critical condition.

    Stay with NBC10 for more on this developing story.