NEW INFO: Attempted Armed Robbery Near ECU's Campus

Greenville police have released more information on an attempted armed robbery that happened behind the Landmark Store on East Fifth Street.

The robbery attempt happened just after midnight Tuesday.

Police say Thomas Mcclees told them he was in the parking lot behind the Landmark and walking toward the apartment building when he saw a man pull a ski mask over his face and then point a handgun at him. Mcclees told police he refused to empty his pockets and the gunman then ran away.

The gunman is described as a dark skinned black male, 5’09-5’10 in height, weighing 160 - 165 pounds, and wearing a black shirt, loose fitting jeans and a ski mask. Anyone with information on this attempted robbery is urged to call Greenville police at 252-329-4315 or Pitt-Greenville Crime stoppers 252-758-7777.

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  • by Dave Location: Find out on Apr 28, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    G-Vegas, where the G stands for gangs!
  • by For the Record Location: ENC on Apr 28, 2010 at 06:27 AM
    And I am shocked Anderson's plan of "Hugs for Thugs" is not working. Man, what a joke. Why can't we vote for Chief of Police like we do Sheriff? Then we can completely get out the old liberal corruptiona and laziness!
  • by fed up Location: greenville on Apr 28, 2010 at 04:44 AM
    wow, another black male. imagine that...
  • by Anonymous on Apr 28, 2010 at 02:16 AM
    Chalk another one up for the thugs of Greenville. Eventually, it will be mandatory to carry a gun in G-vegas. If you go out without one and you get robbed, it will be YOUR fault for NOT defending yourself. Being "Locked & Loaded" will be as natural as buckling your seat belt in your car. The new slogan for G-ville? "Don't Leave Home Without It!" Then, instead of robbery reports on WITN, we'll have daily death tolls. I can't wait for the future...can you?
  • by real states on Apr 27, 2010 at 09:45 PM
    Vermont and Alaska have no real permit requirements. I wonder what the violent crime statistics are in those states
  • by To nill on Apr 27, 2010 at 09:27 PM
    Please read the article that WITN posted in reference to Greenville PD making 3 arrest closing 51 breaking and entering cases, charging the suspects with 280 felonies. Now I won't disagree with the new chief and new sheriff part. But the officers are doing what they can.
  • by Sheila Location: Winterville on Apr 27, 2010 at 06:48 PM
    Amen OpenCarry! Once I get my concealed weapon permit, I hope I am the one who gets robbed. I will have no mercy if someone points a gun at me. Good for the guy refusing to be a victim!
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on Apr 27, 2010 at 06:31 PM
    I'm fairly certain that the robber isn't reading this. Your comments are only being read by decent people who are offended by them. The only thing you're accomplishing is to further the racial divide between hard working white people like yourselves who are fed up and the black people who read this forum. I assure you that most of the people reading this are not criminals and you are not accomplishing anything.
  • by OpenCarry on Apr 27, 2010 at 06:28 PM
    North Carolina is an Open Carry state. If you are over 21, and can legally purchase a handgun, you can legally carry it without any special permit or license just about anywhere (but NOT on school or college campuses, or in any restaurant that serves alcohol, and a few other places). IF more of the honest, law-abiding citizens in Greenville would take PERSONAL responsibility fo rtheir own safety, these petty thugs, punks and criminals would take their "game" somewhere else. The people of Greenville need to stop acting like victims, take personal responsibility for their own safety, and exercise their God-given right to keep and bear arms.
  • by Susan Location: Greenville on Apr 27, 2010 at 04:59 PM
    To Sad and Sad, you are both correct the individual needs to take responsibility for their actions and the Fathers in Pitt County need to "Man Up" and be strong Fathers to the children they bring into the world.
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