Exclusive video: Would-be robber killed after smoke shop customer fights back

Exclusive video obtained by Action News shows the moment a customer fought back against a would-be robbery suspect inside a Philadelphia smoke shop.

It happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday on the 5300 block of 5th Street in the city’s Olney section.

Police say the male suspect, believed to be in his 20s, approached a 45-year-old man who was standing by an ATM inside the store. Within seconds, the customer is able to get a gun away from the suspect before shooting him several times.

“I heard two pops. I woke up out of my sleep and I heard somebody scream,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.

The suspect fled the store and was later found dead inside a stolen car on the 400 block of West Olney Avenue, according to investigators.


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