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Ex-Marine Disarms Armed Robber At A Gas Station In Shocking Video

by : Joe Harker on : 21 Oct 2021 22:13
Ex-Marine Disarms Armed Robber At A Gas Station In Shocking VideoYuma County Sheriffs Office

An attempted armed robbery at a gas station in Yuma, Arizona, was foiled when a former marine disarmed one of the suspects and forced two others to flee.

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said that at around 4.30am on Wednesday, October 20, three suspects entered a Chevron gas station, the first among them brandishing a gun as they entered.

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Surveillance footage from the store shows the first two suspects entering and immediately encountering a customer who deputies later identified as a US Marine Corps veteran.

The former marine waited for the first robber brandishing a gun, later discovered to be a juvenile, to get close enough before disarming him and tackling him to the ground.

The second robber fled out of the gas station, while the third never even made it inside before deciding to run away.

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No injuries were reported in connection to the incident and the suspect caught by the veteran is facing one count of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Police are still searching for the two other robbers who fled the scene.

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As per Fox News, when deputies asked the veteran how he was able to remain calm and singlehandedly take on an armed robber, the man had said, ‘The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around.’

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In addition to taking down an armed robber he also kept them detained until law enforcement officials could arrive, ensuring police apprehended the gunman.

The former marine’s heroic intervention has found an appreciative audience on a Reddit’s subreddit, where more than 63,000 people have upvoted surveillance footage of the incident.

The man’s actions prompted a slew of comments admiring his courage and technique in taking on an armed robber. Others paid tribute to his ability to assess the situation and act decisively when facing down a gun.

However, some other commenters said that despite the man’s heroic actions, his intervention could have got people injured or killed if he’d been unsuccessful in disarming the gunman. They argued that it’s not worth risking death over whatever money the gas station had.

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  1. Fox News

    Marine Corps vet disarms gun-wielding robbery suspect at Arizona gas station, video shows

  2. Reddit

    Former Marine disarms armed robber.