A robber wound up allegedly shooting himself in the foot after police say he pulled a gun on his victim and demanded her smartphone.
The strange incident played out around 11 p.m. along the 1700 block of Guilford Street in Northeast Philadelphia -- that’s a short distance from Northeast High School.
Philadelphia Police said that the armed suspect approached the woman and tried to take her iPhone.
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During the attempted robbery the suspect then somehow shot himself in the foot, according to investigators.
The suspect wound up in Aria Health-Torresdale Campus hospital in stable condition. The victim didn’t suffer any injuries, said investigators.
Police didn’t immediately identify the suspect.