HIGH POINT, N.C.July 21 2010 – A 75-year-old trucking company security guard was sprayed with pepper spray and robbed by a man and woman after he didn’t lend them money Wednesday morning, police said.
Jeptha Brown Leach, a guard at Carolina Southern Inc. at 517 Townsend Ave., told police an acquaintance stopped by and asked to borrow money around 10:30 a.m. He told the acquaintance he didn’t have any, and as he turned his back, the man spun him around and sprayed him with pepper spray.
The suspect took his wallet and drove off in a silver PT Cruiser. Leach was uninjured.
The car was spotted shortly thereafter a few blocks away, and a State Highway Patrol trooper arrested Marvin Lee Nelson and Carolyn Dawn Hunt, both of High Point.
High Point police charged Nelson, 49, with robbery with a dangerous weapon and jailed him under a $10,000 bond. Hunt, 31, was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. She was jailed under a $2,500 bond.
Erick Kegebein, 35, 11475 W. 93rd Ave., was charged Thursday with robbery, a Class B felony, according to an affidavit.
The victim, who turns 81 next week, works as a security guard for the Sherwood Lake apartment complex and was locking the back gate near Old Lincoln Highway about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was robbed, an affidavit states.
Kegebein told the man he would blow his brains out if he didn’t give him money. He then put something against the back of the man’s head. He stole the man’s wallet and pushed him to the ground, causing cuts, bruises and swelling to the man’s wrists, according to an affidavit.
Schererville police caught Kegebein in a nearby parking lot. He later admitted to hitting the man and stealing his money because he needed money for alcohol, food and normal living supplies, according to an affidavit
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Police are looking for a man who robbed a security officer at knifepoint yesterday in Manoa.
Police said a 25-year-old male guard was making his morning rounds near the National Marine Fisheries Service offices when a man came up from behind and began choking him.
He then threatened the security officer with a knife, took his personal belongings and held him for 20 minutes, police said.
According to officers on the scene, the security officer received some minor injuries including abrasions but authorities di not report transporting the security officer to a hospital for treatment.
The suspect fled on foot and police searched the area but the suspect remains at large, police said.
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Rankin County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man who raided the Piney Woods School guard station Tuesday night and stole money from two security guards.
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Orlando police said the security guard was patroling the complex when his attackers roughed him up then stole his gun and his taser.
The security officer managed to get away and ran to an apartment for help. The suspects tried to shoot the guard with the taser, but missed and drove off, sideswiping the security officer’s car.
Residents said the security gate to the complex has been broken for weeks, and it is too expensive to fix. One tenant said she isn’t surprised the robbery happened.
“Someone got robbed last Wednesday with a gun. Two months ago a pregnant lady got robbed with a gun,” said resident Mabel Lopez.
Police said the security guard has non-life threatening injuries and unfortunately he did not get a good look at the get away car.
Police did not release the name of the injured security officer or the name of his employer.