Victim Disarms Robber

Greenville Police say they are investigating the armed robbery of a man in a parking lot. The twist: the victim disarmed the man trying to rob him.

Police say they got the call at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday, that a 20-year-old man was held up in the parking lot of the apartment complex at West Victoria Court in Greenville. Police say the robber approached the victim while he was sitting in a vehicle, showed his handgun and demanded money.

Instead of handing over his money, the victim grabbed the gun from the robber and was able to disarm him. Police say the suspect then took off running. Police say the .40 caliber semi-automatic gun was turned over to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777.

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  • by PHONEJACK Location: GREENVILLE,N.C. on Sep 18, 2009 at 02:20 PM
    I work hard enough,the goverment takes my money.I know i'm going to give my hard earn left over money to some sorry Ahole,want-a-be thug!
  • by Sherry on Sep 11, 2009 at 06:16 PM
    Glad the victim wasn't hurt.. This shows us all that these are PUNKS out here trying to commit crimes.. Good job buddy!! I hope he gets caught...
  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Sep 10, 2009 at 08:51 AM
    Good for her! Maybe he felt what the shoe on the other foot felt like.
  • by Rob Location: greenville on Sep 9, 2009 at 08:07 PM
    Greenville and Rocky Mount does have the hihest crime rates for a rural area. There's big cities out west that don't have a fraction of the crime.
  • by oh wow on Sep 9, 2009 at 03:38 PM
    so glad this person was successful. that was a dangerous thing to do!
  • by BB on Sep 9, 2009 at 01:38 PM
    Time to fight back...should have run him down, give the gun back, and done society and the police a favor.
  • by Tammy Location: Washington on Sep 9, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    I think we should just send in the national guard with machine guns to greenville and rocky mount, everyday there is a robbery or murder or something in one of these towns, someone needs to do something now, I won't go to either without a gun and believe me I don't intend to be a victim. More people are going to have to stand up for themselves because its perfectly clear that the police can't handle it. They can't arrest the gangs unless they catch them commiting a crime, well being in a gang should be a crime period.
  • by Drew Location: Greenville on Sep 9, 2009 at 12:01 PM
    Don't worry guys, crime isn't as bad as we think.
  • by USMCGySgt on Sep 9, 2009 at 11:15 AM
    Time to send in the Marines. We cleaned up Fallujah by going house to house, looks like its time to start doing it here in Eastern N.C.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 9, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    He lucky he didn't get shot a 40 cal ain't no joke!
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