Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Victim stuns alleged robber with punch to face

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A Decatur man being held up early Monday with a pump-action shotgun pressed into his back managed to turn around and punch the robber in the face, police reports say.

The 35-year-old victim, a bread delivery driver, had been accosted at 1 a.m. in the 900 block of North Edward Street while preparing his truck for his rounds, according to the reports.

“Then he felt something which he realized to be the barrel of a shotgun in the small of his back,” the reports said. “And he heard the distinct sound of a pump-action shotgun being racked-up,” (the motion of loading a shell ready to be fired).

The robber told the victim not to move before rifling his pockets and taking a wallet and other personal property, which he passed to an accomplice standing nearby. It was when the robber reached over to search the victim’s front pockets that he spun around and hit the robber in the head, knocking the man off balance.

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