Customers Take Down Armed Robber Then Rob Him

An alleged armed robber was knocked unconscious by customers before two of them took off with his gun and belongings.

Phoenix, AZ An armed assailant successfully robbed a QuickTrip convenience store, only to be subdued by customers who knocked him unconscious and robbed him.

The incident occurred on Aug. 21, at a QuickTrip store near Bell Road and 19th Avenue, KNXV reported.

When Phoenix police arrived at the scene, several customers handed over a 17-year-old male suspect they detained as he tried to leave the store.

Investigators learned that the teen had allegedly pointed a handgun at customers and the store clerk before he stole $300 worth of cigarettes and attempted to flee the scene.

But as he made his way to the door, one of the customers tackled him to the ground.

Several more witnesses jumped into the melee, at which point the teen reached for the weapon he had tucked in his waistband.

At that moment, a customer just walking into the convenience store kicked the teen in the head, knocking him unconscious.

Witnesses said that one of the individuals then stole the suspects weapon and fled the area, while another stole an unknown item from the unconscious teens pocket.

According to police, the customers accounts of the incident were corroborated by surveillance footage from the storys security cameras.

The injured teen was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Later, he told investigators that he did not own a weapon, and that he had no memory of having committed an armed robbery.

He was subsequently charged with attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Would you ever try to take down an armed robber, or would you just let them go? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

Comments (24)
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rover77
rover77

rough neighborhood lol

Cromaxgal
Cromaxgal

No but I commend whoever did

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

Street justice in full effect. Probably was Boogers testing gun control laws in Phoenix.

Batt
Batt

DIdn do nuffin! Was translated in the story as Later, he told investigators that he did not own a weapon, and that he had no memory of having committed an armed robbery.

stooge819
stooge819

Can't make this stuff up.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I did take one down, off duty , in a pharmacy in Boston. What was even more fun, the Pharmacist, who I knew personally, was also armed. Poor would be robber didn't know which one of us to point his gun at , before he dropped it, and dropped to his knees. And yes, neither I nor the pharmacist were in our lines of fire towards the perp. Cops, who I also knew, were as amused as we were.

Patmandy
Patmandy

So..the robber was attack by others who proceeded to steal the gun and money? It must be a very rough part of the neighborhood if robbers aren't safe. HAHAHAAHA

Blue_lives_Matter
Blue_lives_Matter

@LordSeamus thank you for your service to the city of Boston

satmantoo
satmantoo

In the 80s I was a lineman for a cable construction company in Long Beach Ca. My partner and I stopped at a fast food place in Compton and saw a guy robbing the place. I followed the robber in my truck while my partner stayed behind and called the cops. This guy went several blocks and into a church. Meanwhile I drove around back and waited to see if he would exit the back door which he did with a bunch of folks hot on his tail. Seems he stole something in there and was spotted by one of the kids who told his teacher. The church was being used as a private school during the day. The group chased this robber down an ally and one of them jumped on him. I pulled up jumped out of my truck and grabbed his hand which was down the front of his pants. Now this was back in the day when real men, even bad men wore their pants correctly. I told the rest of the people that this guy just robbed a fast food place and said he was going to kill everyone there. To my surprise everyone piled onto this poor shmuck! I had someone give me a belt and we tied him up while we waited for the cops. You might be surprised to know that I was the only White person there. No one pulling cameras or claiming he was such a nice boy! Things sure have changed!!

BlueLady
BlueLady

The average citizen, without proper training, could create more danger to everyone present. Better to avoid any confrontation. Just observe everything and give good details to the responding officers.

b1rd
b1rd

Poetic justice. The robber got robbed.

Pissed-off-AF-Vet
Pissed-off-AF-Vet

If safe to do so I will intervene, if not observe and report.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Good for stopping him and while I don't like that they robbed him, maybe this young man can learn a lesson early in life that will deter him from being a further criminal!!!

Katarina
Katarina

@Batt Maybe they will show him the video to "refresh his memory". Love those videos!

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

The devil made me do it.

Old Sniper
Old Sniper

Take him down. From 2000yds away if need be, protecting the nearby innocent.

angeleyes
angeleyes

lmao. serves him right, but also says a lot about the character of the people helping "subdue" the robber. Saw a clip once where a guy on a bike got knocked down by a car, some people went to help, some to stand around and one to steal his bike. smh. Sometimes i find it harder and harder to believe in the humanity of man.

angeleyes
angeleyes

the only problem with whoever stole the gun is that it may be used in a crime later. Like robbing the same convenience store, how ironic would that be.