A customer who stopped in to pick up a late-night pizza gave two would-be armed robbers a lot more than they bargained for in Bucks County (PA) last night. One of the robbers began pistol-whipping the customer after they burst into the store. The customer responded by pulling a .45-caliber Glock when his attacker looked away, and dropping both robbers.
An armed customer shot and killed an armed masked robber and injured the suspect’s armed brother after they burst into Bucks County pizza shop around closing Tuesday night, said police.
Two armed robbers entered Porfirio’s Pizza and Pasta in a shopping center on the 900 block of Veteran Highway in Levittown around 10 p.m.
“Two subjects enter the store in a rapid, aggressive, violent manner,” said Middletown Township Police Department Lt. Stephen Foreman.
A customer — who had stopped in to pick up some food on his way home — and two employees were inside the restaurant at the time, said police.
One gunman targeted an employee, the other the customer, who happened to be carrying a Glock handgun. The one robber, a 30-year-old, began to pistol whip the customer, said police.
The customer shot the man pistol whipping him then shot the second suspect, a 22-year-old, who was threatening the pizzeria owner with a gun, said Foreman. The older brother died while the other collapsed after being shot twice.
“Obviously they never expected the customer to be armed,” said Foreman.
The surviving brother is in critical but stable condition. It was later determined that the two robbers attempted to use airsoft guns in the robbery.
The concealed had a permit that expired several months ago, but he will not be charged for that violation, “based on the totality of the circumstances,” according to Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub.