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Restaurant owner stabs gunman during robbery

This post has been updated.

Restaurant owner stabs gunman during robbery

This post has been updated.

The owner of a South Philly sushi restaurant finally made his point yesterday, teaching a suspected serial robber one sharp lesson.

Tishon Jones, 19, entered the Terryin Sushi Bar on Snyder Avenue near 4th Street about 2:48 p.m., armed with a gun and ready to clean out the register, according to Capt. Laurence Nodiff of South Detective Division

That's when the owner jumped into action, wielding a razor-sharp sushi knife. During the ensuing struggle, Jones, who Nodiff said is wanted in connection with two other robberies at the restaurant in the past two weeks, was stabbed in the back twice.

Jones was taken to Methodist Hospital by officers at the scene, but was later transferred to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he remains in stable condition under police guard.

In his previous alleged "visits" to the restaurant, Jones made off with a total of $430, according to police documents obtained by the Daily News.

Those documents indicate that Jones was also responsible for two other robberies in the area: one Nov. 30 at the Lyn Grocery Store at 4th and Mercy streets, and another Monday at South View Pizza at Durfor and 4th streets.

Nodiff said police are waiting until Jones' hospital stay concludes before seeking charges against him.

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