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2nd Gun Shop Robbery Suspect Arrested



    2nd Gun Shop Robbery Suspect Arrested
    Philadelphia Police
    Jeffrey Chandler

    A man accused of robbing gun range customers of at least nine weapons and shooting a 67-year-old man is now in custody, according to Philadelphia Police.

    Investigators say 27-year-old Jeffrey Chandler was arrested in Burlington Township, NJ on Tuesday.

    Chandler and 21-year-old Samiyyah Poteat were allegedly involved in two holdups at two different gun ranges -- the first at Yury's Gun Range in Philly's West Poplar neighborhood and the second at the Delaware Valley Sports Center in the city's Bustleton neighborhood.

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    The suspects waited in a parked car, a late model dark colored 2-door coupe, outside of the ranges until potential victims exited, according to police.

    They robbed a 68-year-old man at gunpoint outside Yury's at 544 N. Percy St. around 6:40 p.m. June 11, emptying the victim's pockets and taking off with his backpack, which contained two .22 caliber handguns, according to authorities.

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    The following day, the pair went to Delaware Valley Sports Center at 101 Geiger Road and pulled off the same heist on an unsuspecting 67-year-old man, who was leaving the range with a friend around 8:40 p.m., according to police.

    Officials say they demanded the two men hand over their cash and guns. Even though the victims were cooperating, Chandler fired a shot, striking the 67-year-old and critically wounding him, according to authorities.

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    Investigators also recovered the getaway car used in the crimes June 14. It was located on the 200 block of South Hanson Street in West Philly.

    Poteat turned herself in to authorities on June 13 after seeing herself in surveillance video of the crimes. She faces multiple charges including attempted homicide, robbery and aggravated assault.

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    Police have not yet revealed the specific charges against Chandler.