Cashier and Neighbors Stop Robbery Attempt at Lucky’s on Fort Avenue

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today around 9am a male suspect, who was described by cashier Jarnain Singh as around 25 years old, attempted to rob Lucky’s Deli & Market at 445 E. Fort Ave. in Riverside. According to Singh, the suspect presented a note at the cash register, showed a knife, and grabbed him by the shirt.

Singh told the suspect then jumped over the cash register and started grabbing packs of cigarettes. He said he was then in a struggle with the suspect when customer Kyle Miner arrived and helped Singh tackle the suspect to the ground. Miner told that he saw the suspect reaching for something on his leg during the struggle. At that point, Miner disarmed the suspect of a knife.

Two other neighbors saw what was going on and came to help call the police and hold the suspect down on the ground outside the store until police officers arrived. The suspect was arrested by Baltimore Police.

Baltimore Police announced the arrest of 23-year-old Johnnie Truffer.

Miner described the incident as “a team effort of good people willing to put it on the line in a time of need.”

Singh said he kept a cool head during the entire incident and was very appreciative of the help he received. “I’m a little scared, but thankful there are such nice people around here,” he told Singh spoke to at length about how much he loves his customers and the neighborhood.

Singh said he received a few scratches and was bit on the hand, but that he is fine.

This article has been updated. 

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