Would-Be Robbers Run After Owner Gets Weapon

Robbers apparently had second thoughts when they tried to hold up a Rocky Mount store Sunday. The owner pulled out his own weapon.

Police say around 7:00 p.m. the owner of the Fresh Mart on South Church Street was standing in the doorway of his business when he saw two people approach wearing ski masks. One pointed a handgun at him, demanding money.

The owner ran back inside and retrieved a weapon from behind the counter and called police. When he looked back outside, the two would-be robbers were running towards South Franklin Street.

No one was injured and nothing was taken in the attempted robbery.


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  • by Eddy Location: Rocky Mount on Dec 7, 2011 at 03:45 AM
    I have lived in Rocky Mount since the mid 70"s and unfortunately this is getting to be the norm rather than the exception. There are places here that you don't dare go, even during daylight hours. It is truly sad to see our city going the direction it is going. What a true shame. Neither of our grown children wanted anything to do with moving back to this area to live and raise their families.
  • by becker on Dec 6, 2011 at 06:04 PM
    shoulda dusted their junkie butts off...
  • by Bugged Location: Kinston on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:32 AM
    Way to go...shoulda popped 'em anyway!LOL
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Dec 6, 2011 at 03:12 AM
    Should have popped them in the back as they ran away, so they would not get a chance to regroup and try again.
  • by JusticeForAll on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:02 PM
    This store owner should get a medal from the Governor for being a hero. More business owners in NC need to follow his lead, and start standing up and REFUSING to be victims...
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Dec 5, 2011 at 04:50 PM
    Sounds like the store owner needs to work out a bit more. Maybe they will not get away next time.
  • by robbers on Dec 5, 2011 at 04:36 PM
    They probably on the track team!!
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      by day-um on Dec 5, 2011 at 05:35 PM in reply to robbers
      LOL I doubt they would meet academic eligibility requirements.
  • by bland Location: williamston on Dec 5, 2011 at 04:23 PM
    they are not so brave when someone evens the odds.these thugs think they can walk in and take whatever.thank god someone defended themselves and did not wind up a fatality.
  • by 40some on Dec 5, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Shame they didn't make it to the hospital.
  • by c-had Location: police state nc on Dec 5, 2011 at 03:26 PM
    RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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