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Men Robbed Leaving Barber Shop: Police

The robbery, in which the shop employee and a customer lost cash and jewelry, is similar to another case that took place in February.

Two men armed with "Glock-style" guns robbed a barbershop employee and his customer of $100 and a gold chain in a Thursday night robbery near Ruby and Center streets, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

The pair, described only as black men, approached the two victims at about 8:50 p.m. as they were leaving the Hall of Fame Barber Shop, 405 Ruby St., and walking toward their cars, Demick said.

The victims -- a 39-year-old man from Joliet and a 36-year-old man from Plainfield -- complied with a demand that they turn over their money and valuables, and the suspects then fled down Center Street, he said.

A similar robbery took place less than a month ago at the Brooks Barber & Beauty Shop, 317 E. Cass St.

In that case, two black men entered the business at about 8:40 p.m. on a Thursday night and demanded the customers and employees hand over their cash, phones and other items, police said. They also made off with 14 pairs of hair clippers valued at about $1,200.

It's not known if police suspect the same men may be responsible for both crimes.

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Ernie Knight March 19, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Creative hypotheticals. How about the instances where permit holders successfully defended themselves and their loved ones? Hypotheticals don't trump reality. The students at the Virginia university who stopped a school shooting with firearms retrieved from their cars, are an example.
Special Rex March 19, 2013 at 06:08 PM
I'm not asking about what happened at some school. I'm giving an example similar to the artical. It's a simple question. You claim conceal carry is the way to go. What you do? If you refuse to answer by giving excuses. It becomes obvious that you would comply just like most victims.
Special Rex March 19, 2013 at 06:33 PM
You should know one of the first couple of things you would probably do in such a situation. If not, you probably need to reevaluate that. Because it can happen at any given time. I have to give Robert credit, he'll try to blow em to smithereens...
Ernie Knight March 19, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Right, you're not asking about a real situation. You're making one up. If you don't like the fact that it works, you can't simply make up hypotheticals to try to show it doesn't. Clearly you prefer to be a victim. To each his own.
Special Rex March 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM
I don't know if that last part of your post was meant to an insult or not. I just thought for once i could have an intelligent convo without leading to That...

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