Attempted Armed Robbery of Hamtramck Pawn Shop Leaves One Dead, and Two Arrested

“It’s pretty stupid for anyone to try and rob someone in Hamtramck… our store owners are armed, and, not to mention, you know, we’re there in 30 seconds.”, says Hamtramck Chief of Police Max Garbarino responding to an alleged armed robbery of the Detroit Pawn Shop off Joseph Campeau Avenue on Thursday, August 1st.

When three men with guns drawn entered the Detroit Pawn Shop at approximately 2:30 p.m. the on-duty security guard engaged in gunfire shooting and killing one of the robbers on the spot. Max Garbarino is confident that the actions of the pawn shop security guard will clearly be justified as self-defense.

The situation was completely neutralized moments later when Hamtramck police responded to the incident, “I think our officers were there in under 30 seconds on this particular occasion,” says Garbarino.

It is expected that the surviving accomplices will receive criminal charges though their names have not yet been published.