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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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