POLICE: ECU Student Hit, Kicked & Robbed

Police are looking for a group of men who hit, kicked and robbed an ECU student early Sunday morning.

Sgt. Joe Friday says the man was walking home from downtown around 3:15 a.m. when a group of men came up to him and hit him on his head. It happened on East 4th Street near Library Street, about a block from campus.

Friday says the student hit the ground and the group kicked him in his upper arm, took his wallet and then left. Police say they do have people of interest in the case, but so far no arrests have been made.

Police did not release any descriptions of the attackers.

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  • by joe greenville on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:00 AM
  • by Hmmm... on Mar 13, 2012 at 01:30 AM
    So, once again, it's the police department's fault that an "innocent" young person was robbed. According to the armchair quarterbacks on here we should just give a free shuttle service to drunkards, impose new regulations on taxi drivers, and put the entire police force in this one neighborhood. Or, and I'm just spitballing here...maybe students should be at home studying or sleeping up for church in the morning instead of walking home intoxicated at three in the morning. Just my two cents. Let the liberals begin bashing.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:55 AM in reply to Hmmm...
      We The People have the right to walk ANYWHERE ANYTIME (in accordance to federal, state, and local law). The Greenville Police Department has failed us citizens time and time again. We deserve the right to have our youth, the future of this country, walk a few blocks home without incidence. Who cares if this young man was drinking, even though there is no mention of this, the charges were not filed against him. He was not charged with drunken misconduct or lewd behavior. It's shameful to read people's comments about how it isn't GPD fault or how it's this young mans fault for walking down a road. Wake up people!
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        by Me on Mar 14, 2012 at 06:26 AM in reply to
        You certainly have the 'right' to walk on a public sidewalk at any time of night. However, you shouldn't think the police are able to protect you wherever you go. If you want to walk the downtown neighborhoods during the highest crime hours than be smart about it. Walk sober and be able to defend yourself. If you're going to do stupid things, then expect stupid consequences.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 08:01 AM in reply to Hmmm...
      This is why civil rights are becoming extinct. This kind of thinking is so flawed. We have the right to walk home and not be attacked and robbed. You can't blame this young man! He did not commit any crime did he? He was the victim of a crime and people like yourself are turning the victim into the bad guy. It is this skewed thinking that will sink America entirely. I bet you call yourself a conservative but the only thing you want to conserve is money/taxes and not the CONSTITUTION!
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      by You do know you're talking about Greenville on Mar 13, 2012 at 08:08 AM in reply to Hmmm...
      Not a place known for good judgement and refined people.
  • by drunk little white boy/girl Location: Greenville on Mar 12, 2012 at 08:16 PM
    Come on GPD. You can do better. Set up sting operations to catch these low life leeches. All it takes is a little focused effort on your part.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:57 AM in reply to drunk little white boy/girl
      Great idea! They already do it for prostitution and drugs. It would be so EASY! I bet a lot of GPD can 'act' like a drunk pretty easily from years of 'acting' experience.
  • by what Location: greenville on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:31 PM
    can we please give Joe Friday the respect that he deserves!!! He was a Sgt years ago, and has come quite a ways!!! Thanks!
  • by Huh! on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:09 PM
    Sgt. Joe Friday? Really!
  • by I'll Race Ya on Mar 12, 2012 at 06:17 PM
    Lets not tell the race of the suspects (even though we already know what race these punks are). I wonder how many people would instinctivly choose one particular race over another, everytime?
  • by He was probably high on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:31 PM
    ECU students tend to put themselves in tough situations. It's a shame how drugs and booze have taken over the campus
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      by ur momma on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:50 PM in reply to He was probably high
      you are probably high and put yourself in tough situations.
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      by Sam on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:49 PM in reply to He was probably high
      To blame the ECU students is preposterous and ignorant.
  • by happened Location: gville on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:10 PM
    This happened to me on the same corner. I thing the police need to look at the numbers and determine the where it is happining all the time. how many times to we need to hear 4th and Library? Maybe adding brighter street lights for one would help.
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      by Police won't stop thugs on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:56 PM in reply to happened
      they just like to write tickets where they are safe and comfortable harassing wives and children
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      by shinanigans on Mar 12, 2012 at 05:51 PM in reply to happened
      i thing you're full of it!
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        by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 02:08 PM in reply to shinanigans
        Do you mean "think" instead of "thing"?
  • by ur momma Location: greenville on Mar 12, 2012 at 03:24 PM
    You are all morons. Greenvilee is perfectly safe. Go ahead and live in fear if you want. Believe thier scare tactics. I've lived here for 42 years and never ever once has anything negative happen to me or anyone else I know (half the town). I guess I'm just better than most. :P
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      by because you are not worth on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:57 PM in reply to ur momma
      robbing... Poor people never get robbed......
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        by ur momma on Mar 12, 2012 at 05:40 PM in reply to because you are not worth
        hahahaha, you make me laugh and you're not worth it. nice name, your momma sure loved you.
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        by Really? on Mar 12, 2012 at 06:47 PM in reply to because you are not worth
        Poor people don't get robbed. I guess that's why Darfur is such a paradise.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 12, 2012 at 02:21 PM
    More of this unneccesary crime around Greenville. Hopefully these punks will be caught and not be let out on the streets.
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      by Armed and ready on Mar 12, 2012 at 03:39 PM in reply to Sam
      If more people would arm themselves and take aim, some of this mess would stop...
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        by JG on Mar 12, 2012 at 05:07 PM in reply to Armed and ready
        I agree, but no college kid coming back from the bar is going to be armed. Thugs know this, a little drunk white boy is an easy easy target. They probably did it for fun.
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          by tighten up GPD on Mar 12, 2012 at 08:12 PM in reply to JG
          If the cops were worth their salt around G'ville, they would be doing reverse sting operations with ARMED, little, drunk acting white boys to bait the criminals.
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          by in response to below on Mar 13, 2012 at 08:43 AM in reply to JG
          I have been saying for years that GPD needs to bait these criminals just as you described below. I have no CJ degree, but dang, it seems pretty simple.

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