Robbery at Target, last night?

lauraska's picture

A friend told me that Target got robbed at gunpoint, last night. Has anyone heard anything? The story I got was that the dude came in, let a rottweiler loose in the store, and brandished a sawed off shotgun. No word on whether he was apprehended.

netable's picture

A Rottweiler loose in the

A Rottweiler loose in the store??

lauraska's picture

I know, doesn't that sound

I know, doesn't that sound insane??

jmminarik's picture

If you mean the Target up

If you mean the Target up Aramingo Avenue, I'm surprised. Every time I've been there they've had an off-duty, in uniform cop working the front of the store.

lauraska's picture

That's the one I'm talking

That's the one I'm talking about.

nhb's picture

They only have uniformed

They only have uniformed police there on the weekends, that is what i was told. Which is crazy and that is why the guy chose a weeknight.

maryt621's picture

I can't imagine that

I can't imagine that happening and there being nothing about it on the news.

dshiss10's picture

me and my wife where there

me and my wife where there around 6pm and there were 4 cop cars parked in front. As we walked in the store one of the officers told the others that the manager was pulling the video tapes. I did not see anyone in the police cars outside so if he was caught they must of taken him away in another vehicle. We just assumed that someone got caught stealing but it was a little unusual to have that many cops for a robbery. We are in that store at least 3 times a week and every time there is a uniformed police officer by the exit door.

dan's picture

I heard that the Nazis

I heard that the Nazis resurrected Hitler from his DNA and they hired aliens from outer space to build a robot replica of The Terminator and he kidnapped Bill Cosby and made him rob the Target using a top-secret classified ray gun stolen from a government lab at Temple University.

It must be true, because I heard two teenagers standing on the corner say it.

[Laura, I'm not picking on you. It's an inside joke for someone out there.]

lauraska's picture

No offense taken, actually.

No offense taken, actually. That was very funny!

george's picture

dan wrote:I heard that the

dan wrote:

I heard that the Nazis resurrected Hitler from his DNA and they hired aliens from outer space to build a robot replica of The Terminator and he kidnapped Bill Cosby and made him rob the Target using a top-secret classified ray gun stolen from a government lab at Temple University.

It must be true, because I heard two teenagers standing on the corner say it.

Well, I heard it was a team of unemployed Latvian cashew vendors who stormed the Target with five kangaroos and a rabid wombat (it was an Australian-themed robbery) and made everyone inside convert to Zoroastrianism and sing the theme song from "Diff'rent Strokes" before robbing them blind. They escaped by rickshaw.

A spinning woman in front of Sketch told me all about it.

dan's picture

That's so

That's so unbelievable.

Everybody knows the spinning woman stands outside of EKTA.

newcomer's picture

george wrote: Well, I heard

george wrote:

Well, I heard it was a team of unemployed Latvian cashew vendors who stormed the Target with five kangaroos and a rabid wombat (it was an Australian-themed robbery) and made everyone inside convert to Zoroastrianism and sing the theme song from "Diff'rent Strokes" before robbing them blind. They escaped by rickshaw.

A spinning woman in front of Sketch told me all about it.

Why are you always picking on the Latvians??

Spiral's picture

dan wrote:kidnapped Bill

dan wrote:

kidnapped Bill Cosby and made him rob the Target

So your saying the guy was black-- you're such a racist!

george's picture

newcomer wrote: Why are you

newcomer wrote:

Why are you always picking on the Latvians??

Bad pastry experience. Plus, they are known to be avid fans of Celine Dion.

Latvians must be scorned.

netable's picture

george wrote:newcomer

george wrote:
newcomer wrote:

Why are you always picking on the Latvians??

Bad pastry experience. Plus, they are known to be avid fans of Celine Dion.

Latvians must be scorned.

I love Celine Dion's Voice...........

dan's picture

Spiral wrote:the guy was

Spiral wrote:

the guy was black

He sure doesn't look it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cosby

george's picture

netable wrote: I love

netable wrote:

I love Celine Dion's Voice...........

Well, you never gave me bad Latvian pastries so I guess that's acceptable. :)

Kat's picture

george wrote:dan wrote:I

george wrote:
dan wrote:

I heard that the Nazis resurrected Hitler from his DNA and they hired aliens from outer space to build a robot replica of The Terminator and he kidnapped Bill Cosby and made him rob the Target using a top-secret classified ray gun stolen from a government lab at Temple University.

It must be true, because I heard two teenagers standing on the corner say it.

Well, I heard it was a team of unemployed Latvian cashew vendors who stormed the Target with five kangaroos and a rabid wombat (it was an Australian-themed robbery) and made everyone inside convert to Zoroastrianism and sing the theme song from "Diff'rent Strokes" before robbing them blind. They escaped by rickshaw.

A spinning woman in front of Sketch told me all about it.

There is just something about themed robberies...so creative!

dan's picture

And I like the upping of

And I like the upping of creativity.
An Australian theme certainly beats something like wearing masks of presidents -
which seemed so creative at the time, but now just seems kind of lame.

george's picture

dan wrote:And I like the

dan wrote:

And I like the upping of creativity.
An Australian theme certainly beats something like wearing masks of presidents -
which seemed so creative at the time, but now just seems kind of lame.

True, but what about when actual presidents build Australian Nazi robots to rob Target and sell inferior Latvian pastries to nude, spinning Celine Dion fans? What then?

StayTheSame29's picture

To the original post, I

To the original post, I haven't heard anything.

And they have an on-duty police officer there every night starting at 5pm. It is a volunteer thing the 24th has, the cops sign their name up to get stationed there for the night. They love it because it is an easy night and they get to be in Target, which is cool. So if something did happen, I think it would have made the news...

Pure_Fishtown's picture

StayTheSame29 wrote:To the

StayTheSame29 wrote:

To the original post, I haven't heard anything.

And they have an on-duty police officer there every night starting at 5pm. It is a volunteer thing the 24th has, the cops sign their name up to get stationed there for the night. They love it because it is an easy night and they get to be in Target, which is cool. So if something did happen, I think it would have made the news...

It should have made the news because it did happen. A coworker went there after work last night around 5 PM; she said there was a man who said he had a gun. She wasn't sure if he did and was so shaken that she left her purchases and went home. She told us about this first thing this morning. She doesn't live in the area so it isn't rumor.

The police are also there before 5PM; Target reimburses the city for uniformed officers station there. I checked into that last year.

maryt621's picture

I was there last night.

I was there last night. There was an incident on Thursday night, but it wasn't as described in the original post. PureFishtown got the gist of things right. There was a man there who was screaming and cursing and there was mention of a gun, but they were not robbed and there was no gun.

Ftown66's picture

This is pretty brazen since

This is pretty brazen since they always have off duty cops there on security. Are we talking the one on castor ave or the one in south philly near the home depot?

Pure_Fishtown's picture

Castor Avenue

Castor Avenue

dclxvi's picture

It was a pitbull not a

It was a pitbull not a rottweiler.. it wasn't let loose in the store, it followed the owner in - the male who was causing the disturbance. He was accusing other people of having guns and then attempted to open the register behind the customer service counter. There was no officer on-duty inside of the store during this incident... it's not an everyday detail.

The male attempted to take the gun of a responding police officer. He was arrested and charged. The dog was taken back to family members.