How aware are you when you’re out in public? Do you size up individuals, assess a situation, look for exits, scan for potential threats?
A recent incident in Philadelphia serves as a reminder to always keep your head on a swivel. Watch your six. Try to avoid turning your back for too long.
From NBC Philadelphia:
Surveillance video captured an intense fight inside a Philadelphia deli in which a shot was fired after a suspect tried to rob a customer who happened to be armed and licensed to carry.
The suspect walked into the Hoagie City deli on the 600 block of North 40th Street back on August 9 at 12:10 a.m. Police say the suspect then grabbed a 22-year-old customer inside from behind and tried to rob him.
Surveillance cameras captured the customer, who was armed and licensed to carry, fight off the robber. As the two men fought, the customer’s gun fell from his hip. The two men then struggled over the gun until the robber was able to gain control. Police say he then fired one shot that narrowly missed the customer and struck the ceiling vent. The customer then chased the robber out of the store. The robber managed to escape however.
The suspect is described as a man in his early 20’s standing between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10. He was last seen wearing a plaid checkered shirt with a red or orange colored shirt underneath and a red baseball cap.
Detectives say they believe they know who the suspect is based on the surveillance video and are in the process of obtaining a warrant.
If you have any information on this incident, please call Philadelphia Police.