NEW INFO: Attempted Armed Robbery Reported Near ECU

In a five to one altercation Thursday night, police say all the suspects got away with was a cigarette lighter.

According to a Greenville Police report, officers were called to South Summit Street in Greenville at 8:25 Thursday night for a strong armed robbery.

Officers say the 23-year-old victim had minor injuries but says he was robbed by a group of five people.

The police report shows all that was stolen was a BIC cigarette lighter valued at $2.

No word yet on any suspects in this case.

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ECU sent out an email alert Thursday night around 9:30 about an attempted strong armed robbery being reported at 1st and Summit Street.

The alert says the victim received minor injuries and reported that there were five black male suspects. They were described as: one was wearing a red shirt, the second suspect had a brown hat, the third and fourth suspects had braided hair and the fifth suspect had short hair.

The email says the incident was broken up by people who witnessed the event occurring.

Four of the suspects reportedly left the area on foot headed towards Reade Street while the 5th suspect was seen walking east towards 1st and Jarvis.

No weapons were reported to have been used.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greenville Police at 252-329-4315.

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