Sunday, May 15, 2016

FEEL GOOD STORY: Armed Robber Ventilated by Citizen While Trying To Hold Up Convenience Store

By Bob Irwin

The Tampa Bay Times reports this week (5/10/2016) in Riverview, a man who tried to rob three other men at a convenience store on Tuesday was killed when one of his intended victims fatally shot him.

The attempted robbery took place around noon at Ace Beverage Castle at 9401 U.S. 301 S. The would-be robber, age 24, wearing a bandana and carrying a 9 mm handgun, walked up to a man who was standing behind the business and tried to rob him.

When the intended victim told him he had nothing to give, the 24 year old forced him through a back door that landed them inside the business. There sat the business owners, a father and son, in their office.

One of the new victims pulled out a gun and shot the robber several times. 911 was called and arriving Paramedics transported the criminal to Tampa General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The owner who fired shots was not identified by the Sheriff’s Office, but he does have a concealed carry permit.

The deceased robber had a criminal record that includes convictions for grand theft and burglary as well a possible charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

The case will be referred to the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office to decide whether the shooter should be charged or acted in self-defense.


Training and practice work. Had the store owner not been armed, who knows what the injuries might have been.

Attacks happen in places of criminals’ choosing not where you expect them. Always, always, always be prepared.



Anonymous said...

Gosh- I love a happy ending..........................

Anonymous said...

Chances of this perpetrator ever re-offending: Zero.


Unknown said...

Statistics show that criminals are less likely to be repeat offenders after they have been shot in the chest repeatedly.