The goblins' families are trying to make them out as "good boys" but the people in the neighborhood say otherwise.
2 Robbery Suspects Shot, Killed Outside Convenience Store In Reading
Pictures released of suspects in deadly Reading robbery“These two men came into the store, guns drawn. Clearly they threatened the owner and terrorized the owner with these guns,” Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams said.
The men were leaving with cigarettes, money and lottery tickets when they were confronted by a friend of the store owner who lives nearby. Police say he had been working in the basement when he heard the commotion.
“He told these individuals to stop and ‘I’m calling the police’ and that’s when these individuals drew their guns,” Adams said.
The concerned citizen pulled a gun. He is licensed to carry and shot both robbers in the chest, a shooting police say is justified.
Day after botched robbery, dissimilar lives intersect at Ninth and Exeter streetsFriends and family of the dead suspects have identified the two as 24-year-old William Medina and 18-year-old Robert DeCarr.
They tried to portray the two as good hard working men. However, others in the rough Reading neighborhood say the two got what they deserved.
Sounds like a place where I'd wear my side arm in the shower just for peace of mind.The man, whose name police withheld, was working in the basement of the building that houses the store, investigators said.
After he came out the door on the side of the building in the portion that houses apartments, he heard the owner sounding distressed, they said.
He walked to the front of the store and saw one of the robbers pointing a handgun at the owner and a female customer, police said.
The man waited and the robbers came out of the store single file, police said. One of the robbers turned toward the man, raised his weapon and was shot by the man, police said. The second robber, who had turned toward Exeter Street, turned around, raised his weapon and was shot by the man, police said.
About nine hours later, Reading police arrested the man they said was the get-away driver in his Fleetwood apartment.
Longtime residents of the neighborhood, many of whom go to the store daily and know the owner by his first name, had more sympathy for him than for the families of the robbers. The neighbors said he has been robbed several times.
They said they are concerned about crime and a deteriorating quality of life, including trash left in the streets, which they attribute to an influx of newer residents who don't have the same respect as their predecessors.
Last week a 63-year-old woman was mugged by armed robbers who knocked her down and stole her purse while she was walking home from work about 1:30 a.m. at 11th and Exeter streets, two blocks from Krick's Korner.