East Carolina University sent out an alert saying about 8:30 p.m. Thursday there was an attempted armed robbery at 1301 Forbes Street and the suspect reportedly was armed with an AK-47 style rifle.
ECU says the victim stated the suspect was armed with a long gun, possibly an AK47 or something similar. Nothing was stolen, and the victim received minor injuries.
The alert says the victim described the suspect as a light-skinned black male, approximately 6'02 and 160 lbs, wearing jeans and a black and gray lettermen's jacket trimmed in orange with the letter R on the chest.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greenville Police at 252-329-4315. Information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.