Attempted Greenville robbery ends with speedy arrest - WNCT

Attempted Greenville robbery ends with speedy arrest

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Joseph Junior Taft Joseph Junior Taft
GREENVILLE, N.C. -

An attempted armed robbery ends with a speedy arrest.

Greenville Police Officers responded to Captain D’s restaurant around 4 PM Friday for the report of an armed robbery.

Employees told police a man entered the restaurant, bought a drink and then lingered for about 10 minutes inside the restaurant before he pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

When the employees wouldn’t hand over the cash, the suspect left.

People at the store were able to get a tag from the car he was driving. Within 45 minutes GPD officers located the car near the intersection of Kennedy and Skinner streets.

Joseph

Junior Taft was arrested and positively identified as the suspect. Greenville police charged him with one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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