Shot Fired During Armed Robbery

Two teens are facing charges after they allegedly tried to rob a suburban gun shop while wearing religious clothing.

Police say 15-year-old Isaiah Nelson and 17-year-old Sean Wooden were wearing "Muslim-type clothing" when they entered the Suburban Armory store on the 1000 block of MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale around 1: 30 p.m. Friday. 

One of the suspects brandished a silver hand gun and pointed it at the owner, who then fired a shot with his own weapon, according to officers.

Nelson and Wooden fled on foot and witnesses reported seeing the pair disrobing as they ran away, according to reports.

Officials say Nelson boarded the Route 114  SEPTA bus as it headed towards Chester, while Wooden was seen running out of the woods by a SEPTA trolley stop on Chester Pike.

Officers recovered the handgun used in the robbery from the floor of the bus and other pieces of evidence, including the Muslim clothing and a backpack with duck tape, were found between the crime scene and the trolley stop, according to police. 

Investigators detained both suspects, who now face multiple charges including robbery and simple assault. Wooden also faces drug-related charges.

Police say the store owner has a license to carry a firearm.  It is unclear what the suspects took during the robbery attempt.

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