An armed robber got more than a close shave when he attempted to rob a Milwaukee barbershop Friday afternoon, as it turns out that one of the customers was a concealed carrier who waited for just the right moment to put him down:
The robbery happened about 12:30 p.m. at the Level Up Barber Shop and Auto Body Repair near 31st Street and Cameron Avenue.
A co-owner of the store, who asked only to be identified as Ty, talked about the fatal shooting and attempted robbery.
“He asked some questions about how much a haircut costs, then went into the bathroom to put his mask on and get his gun ready or whatever,” Ty said.
Milwaukee police said the robber started patting down customers when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the man.
The co-owner said his customer protected himself and other patrons.
“One of the customers acted in self-defense. He had his (concealed-carry permit), a registered firearm, and unfortunately killed the robber,” Ty said.
Her’s the kicker: the customer who fired upon the armed robber wasn’t even the only concealed carrier in the shop. The co-owner who spoke with the media, Ty, also carries.