Man Robbed Outside Greenville Store

Police have made no arrests in a Monday night armed robbery in Greenville.

Police say around 8:00 p.m. they got a call to 14th Street and Myrtle Avenue for an armed robbery. Casey Lascallette of Greenville told officers he was visiting friends in the area and as he was walking out of the Mid Town Grocery, two men called to him. One of them pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at Lascallette and said "give me all your money."

The two men got away with $75 and were last seen running down Myrtle Avenue.

Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate either robber.

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  • by blues on Feb 9, 2012 at 08:28 AM
    he was out there buying drugs, why walk around an area u dont know. he knew it and knew the drug dealer.he got what he deserved
  • by RN Location: Pitt on Feb 9, 2012 at 02:15 AM
    2nd amendment, concealed carry permit...and when you are robbed and you are not able to get to it because they have a gun in your face, if they dont find yours and I'm sure they are just thinking about taking your money, when they turn around to leave you should have every right to shoot them in the back of the head !! One less thug to worry about and one less thug for the tax payers to have to support in prison.
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      by REM on Feb 9, 2012 at 06:30 PM in reply to RN
      ya gosh darn right!!
  • by god Location: ptown on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:53 AM
    wow that is sad!
  • by description? on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:45 PM
    We know what they look like so why does witn never list what they look like?
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:32 PM
    Another reason "Not" to build the "Dream Park" in this area. The City Council members just don't get it !!!.Especially Marion Blackburn.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM
    Greenville; the most robbed city in the East.
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      by Bubba on Feb 8, 2012 at 01:43 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      Not just the east, how about the most robbed city in the southeast
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:11 PM in reply to Bubba
        Yeah, and coming soon to a city near you! I hate cowardly criminals! Stock up on the ammunition.
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      by lol on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:40 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
  • by john doe on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:31 AM
    problem is cops dont want to have to go after the people that pose an actual threat, they want to pick on the college kids or pull over people for traffic violations . As a young male that has always cooperated fully and been nice to law enforcement, I can not count the times I have been searched (/had car searched) and haggled by officers, and i have not been doing anything wrong once. Yet cops know for sure where activity goes down and refuse to do anything. I called the police once when i needed them and they took 20 minutes to show up when the station was less than one mile away. go figure
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      by Karl on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM in reply to john doe
      Just because the police station is right down the road from your house, you have to take in consideration of the nature of your call compared to all the other calls the police department get. Everybody thinks that the only calls that the police have to go to is theirs. With all of the robberies that have been going on around here, the police department has been stretched thin.
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      by REM on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:13 PM in reply to john doe
      Someone commits a crime and people like you blame the police (yet again)? I don't understand, it's like the police officers forced that man to rob someone at gunpoint! shame on them! When in doubt, blame the ones that serve and protect; that will make things better.
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      by REALLY??? on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM in reply to john doe
      You have to be kidding "Mr. Doe". Have you seen "The Jailbird" magazine lately or perhaps the jail bookings on I would hardly say many of these individuals are "college kids" or "traffic violations". if you can't count the amount of times you have been searched or haggled by officers, you may want to change something about your behavior. Your criticism of law enforcement not going "after the people that pose an actual threat" is simply ignorant and you should apologize to the nearest police officer. Sadly, you are oblivious to the work of law enforcement. Very sad.
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        by Mr. America on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:28 PM in reply to REALLY???
        People the man is just giving his opinion,please keep your thin skins on.He has a good point,the collage students are a ready source of income for the city,but i digress.If we keep up with the news we all know that the crime rate in Greenville is down,so this is a isolated incident and should easily be solved by Greenville's Finest.
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        by "Mr. Doe" on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:45 PM in reply to REALLY???
        yeah your right smoking a cigarette in a public locations/in the back of my own neighborhood on the tailgate of my truck is a legitimate reason to get patted down and car searched. say what you want but I am on the deans list at ecu, dont do drugs, dont cause trouble, and i have been searched more than 5 times (probably closer to 10) and never once have they found anything they shouldnt have.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:26 AM
    I stand corrected, he was not in fact the store owner. However, since this did occur outside of the store, and since you stated you have a good feeling that guns are within said store, it's sad they weren't put to use....but then again the store owner would have probably seen repercussions for stepping in or better one else would attempt a crime like that again in front of his store. But it's not the store owner's responsibility to have stopped this, it's the accountability we all need to have in protecting ourselves. Next stop for the guy who was robbed should be the Sheriff's office for his CCW.
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      by Right2BearArms on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:43 AM in reply to
      This comment was in response to Gvegas...Not sure why it posted this Anonymous.
  • by easy target on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:18 AM
    cops were to busy giving speeding tickets, sorry.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:24 PM in reply to easy target
      Exactly. They all think the citizens of Greenville are idiots, however we all know where the major criminal areas are. They need to checkpoint everyone going in or out of these neighborhoods/ghetto stores.
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        by bs on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:57 PM in reply to
        and that would be called profiling and they cant do that either. so when the legal system ties cops hands they have nothing to do but write tickets and wait for the crime to happen so they can react. (by the way dont speed and you dont have to worry about tickets)
  • by Enough Location: Greenville on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    But wait! Crime is going down in this town!!!! What a joke! This will continue to happen until the public arms and protects themselves.
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