Firefighter Robbed, Pistol-Whipped At Fire Station

A volunteer firefighter was pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint as he was returning from a call.

Craven County Captain Joe Heckman tells WITN News that it happened Tuesday night around 9:00 p.m. at a substation for Vanceboro Volunteer Fire Department on Oak Grove Road.

Heckman says Nidal Tokhli had backed the fire truck into the station when two men robbed him. The victim says one of them pistol-whipped him, hitting him in the head with the handgun.

The robbers took cash from the firefighter and then left.

Anyone with information on this robbery should call the Craven County Sheriff's Office at (252) 636-6620.


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