There were three masked armed robbers who barged in this Reading, Pennsylvania convenience store around 9:00 at night. One of them had a handgun, and another had a stun gun. The third was unarmed.
As soon as they broke in, the two employees – who happened to be brothers – pulled their own guns and shot at two of the crooks. One of them died there at the scene, and the other died later in the hospital. Unfortunately, the third took off with an undetermined amount of cash, and he’s still on the run.
Interestingly, one of the two who was shot was on parole, and the other had an active warrant.
Thankfully, no charges are expected to be pressed against the two brothers who defended themselves in this armed robbery. The District Attorney stated that the shooting was legal and justified. Reading Police Chief said that even though he wouldn’t advise people to shoot in these situations, this particular case turned out well.
I would agree with the police chief that things did turn out well. The third robber will hopefully be nabbed soon, but even if he’s not, and the business loses that money, the important thing is that these store employees are safe, and a couple of thugs who made some very poor decisions in their life are no more a threat to anyone else.
I hope that this incident serves as a warning for other criminals in the area that their “line of work” is no longer safe. It’s a risky business, and they could very well lose their own lives, all over a wad of cash. They’ll have to locate an actual gun-free zone to conduct their commit their crimes.