Man Followed And Robbed Inside His Home

Scary moments for a young man in Greenville Friday evening.

The Greenville Police Department say 19 year old Michael Ellis was followed inside his apartment by three men Friday at University Suites Apartment Complex.

One of the men threatened Ellis with a knife. The suspects took cash, shoes, a cell phone and keys.

The suspect armed with the knife was around 6 foot and weighed 250 pounds. He was wearing a long sleeve blue shirt and had short dreadlocks. The suspects fled the scene on foot


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  • by AshleyNevada Location: Kinston on Dec 14, 2009 at 01:56 PM
    WITN please just post the race with the description of the assailant. By not doing so it elicits opinions that are full of conjecture and prejudice which takes the comments of topic and inspires ignorance and hate. Hope the gentleman is coping well with this, my home was robbed a week ago and I still have a hard time just opening the door, for fear of what may be behind it and I didn't even see the jerks that robbed me. Oh and by the way It's a description people use your own common sense and simply be aware of what has been described. For all we know he could be a white kid with a trust fund that enjoys the thrill of being horrible.
  • by C on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    This is why we have CCW laws. Muggers want their victims scared,compliant...and unarmed. When robbers find themselves getting shot while in the middle of demanding your valuables, they tend to lose their concentration. A knife in the hands of a former member of "children at risk" is trumped by a .45 in the hands of Joe Citizen.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    To citizen's watch, Life doesn't mean life anymore. We need to ban together and get that law changed!
  • by TO Debra Location: Greenville on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:06 AM
    It's called 'situational awareness' dear. There's a race that lives amongst us and statistics that hold true state that this particular race is responsible for the MAJORITY of the crime. So lets be aware of our surroundings...that is why race always comes up.
  • by debra Location: kinston on Dec 14, 2009 at 06:18 AM
    Why do some of you people even care what color the thugs are? That just amazes me. Every time there is a posting to this nature, thats the first thing that comes up. The point is the CRIME people, the CRIME ! I am white and dont care what color the bad guy or ( woman ) is....we need to concentrate on the soloution here...for real !!! Yall need to grow up. Jeeeeez
  • by MadMax on Dec 13, 2009 at 06:31 PM
    US citizen for now .....i happen to know a few young white men with dreadlocks, thank you for your ignorance
  • by Citizen's watch Location: Greenville on Dec 13, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    Change the law, 10 years for using a gun, 20 years if fired, life if someone is hurt. Florida has the law and it is posted on bill boards throughout the state. Add solitary confinement for first year in jail, no visitors. ( Add knifes to longer sentences )
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 13, 2009 at 05:53 AM
    just go ahead and say that black thugs did this. dreds? he should've diverted them before entering his apartment or maybe been a little quicker gaining access to his apartment and dial 911. I hope they catch these thugs.
  • by KJ Location: Washington, NC on Dec 13, 2009 at 05:22 AM
    This shows just how stupid these criminals are. They wait until a person is on their own property to strike. What they're too stupid to realize is that, at that point, there is no duty to flee and the victim is free to fire at will if they have chosen to arm themselves.
  • by joe on Dec 12, 2009 at 09:23 PM
    Greenville has become the sewer of NC. Darn shame.
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