Philadelphia Man Turns The Tables On Would-Be Robbers
A Philadelphia man was seen on dramatic video turning the tables on two would-be armed robbers as he wrestled a gun away from one suspect and shot a second suspect who charged him at gunpoint on Monday afternoon.
The attempted robbery occurred just before 2 p.m. on the 4200 block of East Cheltenham Avenue in the city’s Wissinoming neighborhood, police said.
Surveillance video shows the victim and one of the suspects in a physical struggle that spills from a sidewalk into the street.
The video shows the victim wrestling the gun away from the first suspect, and while still on the ground, the second suspect runs from down the street and starts firing. The victim returned fire and struck the second suspect at least once.
Both suspects retreated to a dark SUV and fled, according to authorities.
Officers recovered a weapon from the scene. As of Tuesday, there had been no arrest.
The incident comes as Philadelphia continues to fight a citywide crime wave.