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Thursday, May 23, 2013

A victim of a robbery attempt near ECU early Wednesday was able to fend off the two suspects, go to a store and call police.

William Daughtridge, 27, was walking in the area of Charles Boulevard and Boxelder Way about 2:05 a.m. when two men approached him and demanded money, according to a Greenville police report.

When Daughtridge refused, one of the suspects grabbed his arm, the report said.

Daughtridge punched the man in the face twice, then punched the second man in the face.

Both suspects ran away toward the Province apartment complex.

Nothing was taken from Daughtridge. The report indicated he had been walking from school to his home.

He reported the incident at 2:24 a.m. at the Sheetz gas station and convenience store at Charles Boulevard and East 10th Street.

The two suspects were described as black men, one wearing a red shirt and white hat, the other wearing a black shirt and black jeans, according to an ECU alert.

East Carolina University sent the alert email at 2:54 a.m., and a text message followed one minute later, making students and staff aware of the danger.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greenville police at 329-4315 or Pitt-Greenville CrimeStoppers at 758-7777.

via The Daily Reflector.


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