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Lancaster store clerk shoots at bandits during hold-up (PA)
ydr.com ^ | 30 June, 2012 | BRETT HAMBRIGHT

Posted on 07/04/2012 7:17:01 AM PDT by marktwain

A Lancaster city store clerk pulled a gun of his own and fired at a pair of armed robbers early Saturday morning, police reported.

One robber, 30-year-old Rodney Green, was shot in the chest and is receiving treatment at area hospitals, according to officials.

He underwent life-saving surgeries and is scheduled for further procedures, officials said.

The other man fled on foot and is being sought this morning. Police didn't immediately release a description of the man.

Two armed men in masks entered Andromeda Grocery Store at 158 S. Queen St. at 12:30 a.m. and demanded money, police reported.

During the course of the robbery, the store clerk, a man in his 30s, pulled a gun and fired, police said. Officials said that the clerk was in legal possession of the gun.

The clerk's name wasn't released.

Green, of Steelton, was hit in the chest, police said.

Investigators wouldn't say whether either robber fired or how many shots the clerk fired.

Green was to be transported to another hospital, but police asked that location not be disclosed for safety reasons.

Detectives recovered Green's gun at the store, Det. Sgt. Nathan Nickel reported.

The other robber ran off when his accomplice was hit, investigators reported.

Green is charged with felony robbery, conspiracy, and a felony gun charge for illegally possessing the weapon.

He will be arraigned on the charges following his release from the hospital.

No one else was hurt.

The small, corner store was closed following the incident Saturday morning as detectives gathered evidence and spoke to potential witnesses.

There was no immediate word on if and when it will re-open.

The busy corner store often stays one late at night, especially on weekends, officials said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; pa; robber
Two armed robbers, one armed clerk. He did well.
1 posted on 07/04/2012 7:17:06 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

He underwent life-saving surgeries and is scheduled for further procedures, officials said.

Why bother?


2 posted on 07/04/2012 7:19:22 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: marktwain

“One robber, 30-year-old Rodney Green...”

Common Amish name, right?


3 posted on 07/04/2012 7:20:36 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: carriage_hill; Nextrush; DaveLoneRanger

Ping.


4 posted on 07/04/2012 7:23:36 AM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: marktwain
Well, a semi happy ending.

The busy corner store often stays one late at night..

Hard to imagine it becoming something else.

5 posted on 07/04/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: marktwain

Holder’s “people”???


6 posted on 07/04/2012 7:30:58 AM PDT by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: vladimir998

I thought Rodney King had just died of semi sorta natural causes.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 7:37:20 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: marktwain

Another example of superb gun control—the clerk hit precisely where he was aiming.

John Adams said, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Yep. The government (police) were not available to the clerk at the time he needed them to bridle the immorality of the two robbers. Fortunately, our Constitution provided him with the means to deal with it himself. It is called the Second Amendment. Isn’t it amazing how much more intelligent our Founding Fathers were than the current crop in Congress.


8 posted on 07/04/2012 7:39:58 AM PDT by Saltmeat
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The other man fled on foot and is being sought this morning. Police didn't immediately release a description of the man.

Be on the look-out for a man. He is considered armed and dangerous.

9 posted on 07/04/2012 8:09:17 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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The police are looking for the other assailant. He is described as 6 foot 2 inches tall wearing plain black clothes with a straw hat and is wearing a beard.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 8:11:14 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Who wears a straw hat anymore?


11 posted on 07/04/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: Jeff Chandler

He is described as 6 foot 2 inches tall wearing plain black clothes with a straw hat and is wearing a beard.
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The getaway vehicle was described as a black buggy, powered by one horse, last seen clippety clopping toward open farmland.

Should pick up the perps in no time flat...


12 posted on 07/04/2012 8:21:12 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "Hopefully this administration is a "bad dream" - think the Newhart show.")
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To: marktwain

I did my student teaching in a Lancaster High School and Jr High School during 1976. I wish I had a gun everyday.


13 posted on 07/04/2012 8:25:43 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: marktwain

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


14 posted on 07/04/2012 8:29:23 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: marktwain

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


15 posted on 07/04/2012 8:29:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ZULU

Who is paying Rodney’s hospital bill? Do ya think he had health insurance?


16 posted on 07/04/2012 8:36:16 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Saltmeat

Only one problem I see.... he did not empty the clip into the perp.


17 posted on 07/04/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: lightman

“One robber, 30-year-old Rodney Green, was shot in the chest and is receiving treatment at area hospitals, according to officials.”

1) Clerk, should have let him bleed-out before calling 911.
2) Clerk, needs more range time or bigger-gr HPs.
3) Clerk: GOOD SHOOTING, ANYWAY!


18 posted on 07/04/2012 10:39:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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"Isn’t it amazing how much more intelligent our Founding Fathers were than the current crop in Congress."

I've had meatloaf with more brains & intellect than those bottomfeeders in the US Congress.

19 posted on 07/04/2012 10:43:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: marktwain
Here's a photo of Rodney Green, the Amish robber:


20 posted on 07/04/2012 11:09:13 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Isabel C.

Definitely Amish scruff.


21 posted on 07/04/2012 12:56:20 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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“Who is paying Rodney’s hospital bill?”

OBAMACARE!!!/s;)


22 posted on 07/04/2012 8:34:57 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Dudoight

Look in the mirror.


23 posted on 07/05/2012 6:20:32 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ZULU

You are so right!! LOL!


24 posted on 07/05/2012 10:01:11 AM PDT by Dudoight
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