October 04, 2007

Who are we looking for, precisely?

Target Rich Environment nails the AP (and their parrot, the Wilmington News Journal), Philly.com and, surprisingly, WPHT radio's website over a report about two armored car guards being murdered in the City of Brotherly Love.

Guess what the AP (News Journal, WPHT) and Philly.com completely omitted from their reports of the incident? Take a guess, based on this report from KYW 1060's website, which includes a more thorough description:

Philadelphia police are investigating an armored car robbery Thursday morning in the city’s Rhawnhurst section that resulted in the death of two guards.

The robbery happened outside of a Wachovia bank branch just after 8am near Bustleton Avenue and Bleigh Street. Three armored car guards were removing money from ATM machines at the time of the robbery.

Police officials say two guards were shot to death at point-blank range. A third guard suffered a graze wound.

Police were said to be looking for at least suspect — a black male wearing a yellow baseball cap – who escaped in a black car with tinted glass windows and a sunroof. Police say the suspect got away with an unspecified amount of money.

Get it yet? Here -- here's another clue.

Posted by Hube at October 4, 2007 04:40 PM | TrackBack

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To be fair, the confusion may have originated with the Philly police chief, Sylvester Johnson, who in his press conference referred to the shooter repeatedly as simply "a male" or "an armed and dangerous male." Oh, and Chief Johnson is African-American.

Posted by: G Rex at October 5, 2007 09:36 AM