Monday, August 17, 2009

South Carolina: Armed wife holds robber: "An Horry County husband and wife fight off would-be robber inside their business. According to a press release, a man tried to rob Ron’s Busy Corner, 5709 Juniper Bay Rd, Conway, Thursday afternoon when he placed a knife to the back of the store’s owner. Police said Roger Lee Green, 34, of Galivants Ferry came into the store and pointed a knife to the back of the store owner while he was sitting at a table. The owner stood up, struggled with Green, along with a customer, and took the knife away. The owner’s wife was then able to get a pistol and hold the man there until police arrived. Green is currently in J. Ruben Long Detention Center charged with Armed Robbery".

South Carolina Man Shot Intruder, Turned Out To Be Neighbor: "Authorities said a homeowner shot and killed a teenager trying to rob him Friday morning. Turns out, that teenager lived right next door. Lancaster County sheriff's deputies said 18-year-old Jarkevious Ingram walked out of the woods on Culp Street late Thursday night with two other men. One was wearing a ski mask and two of them, including Ingram, had guns, deputies said. Detectives said they approached 34-year-old Ed Patterson Jr. who was just getting home. According to deputies, the three men demanded Patterson's wallet and his keys. Patterson struggled for the gun and was shot twice, once in the stomach and once in the groin. He managed to wrestle the gun away and shoot Ingram, deputies said. Ingram walked more than 100 yards down Culp Street and collapsed on Fahbian McCullough's front porch. Patterson was able to drive himself to Springs Memorial Hospital, and he was later flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Deputies said his injuries were not life- threatening. Mikesheia Wade is Ingram's cousin. She was at his side at the hospital when he died. Lancaster County sheriff's deputies said they don't yet know why it appears Ingram tried to rob his own neighbor. Cousins said the two families have lived next door to each other for more than a year. Major David Belk said detectives are still investigating, and it's not known if Patterson will face charges. Deputies said they did recover the gun, a .38-caliber revolver that Patterson left in his sport utility vehicle when he drove to the hospital."

Texas clerk armed and ready for robbers, kills one: "Life can change in a second. It can also end. Cell phone store owner, Javid Iqbal saw both on Wednesday afternoon, in just 17 seconds... Security video released to 11 News showed Iqbal behind the elevated counter, when the would-be robbers rush the store. Two men with bandanas covering their faces, the leader gun in hand, vaulted over the case. But in the five seconds that it took, Iqbal was already around the corner in the back, gun in hand. “I see that guy come in the back pointing a gun. I just started shooting,” Iqbal says. The two men were just inches apart, arms and guns extended. Iqbal fired three times, hitting 34-year-old Bryan Thorn. Both robbers tried to flee after shots were fired, the second (still unidentified) man made it out, but Thorn did not. He collapsed dead in the doorway.... In all he’s been robbed four times, but no suspects were ever caught. That is why his wife forced him to buy a gun and learn how to use it. “Four robberies? Now I am not going to go through that again. All this happens. I have to take a stand somewhere,” Iqbal says. The store is now open again after the shooting. His customers are standing with him. Iqbal said that being robbed four times in a little over a year is all that his family can take. They are planning to move on soon."

Texas: Handgun scares off robber: "A wallet was stolen in a brazen nighttime robbery of a Guadalupe Street resident, according to reports. A resident of the 2100 block of North Guadalupe Street woke up at 11:40 p.m. Sunday when he heard a noise in the front of his house, and then a man came into his bedroom and demanded, “Give me your money.” The victim reached for his wallet and a handgun, and the two fought over the weapon before the suspect jumped out a window and left, the report said. No shots were reported fired in the incident, which is being investigated by police detectives."

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