Armed Robber Holds up Store, Retired Marine Takes His Gun
The USMC veteran was near the counter when the armed suspects walked in
A retired U.S. marine was caught on camera taking a gun away from an alleged armed robber who entered a Yuma, Arizona store on Wednesday.
The incident occurred in a Chevron gas station after three suspects entered the store, including one who was armed.
The USMC veteran was near the counter when the suspects walked in.
The marine then turned on the alleged armed suspect and took away his gun.
The former USMC was able to detain the suspect after disarming him, but the other two suspects fled the scene, Fox 8 reports.
The former USMC told sheriff’s deputies:
“The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around.”
The sheriff’s office said:
“Upon arrival, deputies learned of three suspects entering the Chevron, one of them armed with a handgun.
“The armed suspect walked next to a store customer while pointing the weapon toward the cashier when the customer acted immediately and disarmed him.”
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The other two suspects fled the scene and were on the loose, according to a statement.
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The armed suspect, who was a juvenile, was booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center for one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault.