Clerks kill two would-be robbers at KC convenience store


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Drizzt
December 24, 2002, 06:47 PM
Clerks kill two would-be robbers at KC convenience store

By JOHN SHULTZ
The Kansas City Star

Two store clerks in an east Kansas City convenience store turned the tables on a pair of armed robbers, shooting and killing both masked men Monday night, police said.

The robbers -- both armed with guns -- burst into the store about 7:45 p.m., police Sgt. Tony Sanders said. One of them jumped over the counter of Robert's Super Market in the 4500 block of Truman Road.

A clerk shot that man, who was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The second robber began struggling with a second clerk. During the scuffle, that robber also was shot, apparently by the first clerk.

The wounded man made it out of the store and fled. He later turned up at a hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Police were investigating whether the man drove himself to the hospital or whether a third person was involved.

Neither clerk was injured, and neither of the robbers was identified Monday night.

Police separated the two clerks and took them in for questioning, Sanders said.

Though the investigation was in its early stages Monday night, the circumstances suggested self-defense, Sanders said.

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/news/4803664.htm

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mussi
December 24, 2002, 07:05 PM
Define bad luck.

I don't know why people go robbing other people in the US.

I wouldn't dare to do it in Switzerland, where 'good' reason to shoot someone is you in front of a gun. If there's no immediate danger of the perp killing you or a third person, shooting the scumbag might get you way more jail than the robber.

At any rate, good to see some Oxygen got saved in the process.

Blackhawk
December 24, 2002, 07:53 PM
Very good tidings! :D

dinosaur
December 24, 2002, 08:45 PM
What, no follow up how "They were good boys who only wanted to get money to buy presents for their mommas"? :o Pity.:rolleyes:

Jim V
December 24, 2002, 08:54 PM
dinosaur, give 'em time. Once the police figure out who the robbers were.

Chlorine time!!!

RustyHammer
December 24, 2002, 10:55 PM
Gives a whole new meaning to "taking out the trash".

Standing Wolf
December 24, 2002, 11:03 PM
The Homo sapiens gene pool is a little cleaner this evening.

Skunkabilly
December 25, 2002, 12:13 AM
All these headlines of BGs getting nailed doing their dirty work...I wonder if they are getting the hint yet?

PATH
December 25, 2002, 03:07 AM
I sure hope they are getting the message.

bastiat
December 25, 2002, 03:20 AM
I don't know what it is, but these heartwarming stories they run this time of year always seem to get to me. *sniff*

Bruce H
December 25, 2002, 08:39 AM
Well, they do get it right occasionally.http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/4809375.htm. Good on the clerks.

Triad
December 25, 2002, 08:56 AM
Why do they always refer to things from the criminals viewpoint?

"At this point, there's nothing to make us think this was anything other than a robbery gone bad," Campbell said.

Crooks dead, or locked up. No victims harmed, no cops harmed, no real property damage mentioned. So how, exactly, did it "go bad"? :confused:

Stetson_CO
December 25, 2002, 09:41 AM
Id guess because having to shoot someone is bad.

c):{

Jim V
December 25, 2002, 10:44 AM
But the statment makes it sound as if the clerks had given up the money and let themselves be murdered it would have been a "robbery gone good".

And if Campbell or any other idiot decides to charge the store owner, may they be infested by investigators from IA until they retire and/or die of old age.

Neo
December 26, 2002, 05:13 AM
Im not going to cry about it.

waynzwld
December 26, 2002, 06:26 PM
You should have heard the local TV news "talking heads". The Reporters started out the story with "Two people die in armed robery" ***?
it should have been "Two robbers die in failed robery attempt"

rock jock
December 26, 2002, 06:41 PM
If the NYT had reported on this story, the headline would have read:
"Crazed Gunman Kills Two in Robbery Attempt".

spacemanspiff
December 26, 2002, 06:44 PM
"At this point, there's nothing to make us think this was anything other than a robbery gone bad," Campbell said.
still puzzled over what a 'robbery gone good' would be.

JPM70535
December 26, 2002, 07:28 PM
Don't the folks who insist on obtaining financial rewards at someone elses expense, that getting shot is just an on the job hazard.

Those who beat their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.

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