A man who attempted to rob a service station Friday night was chased away from the scene after his intended victim struggled with the robber over his gun.
According to police reports, the incident happened at the Tiger Mart, 901 East Meighan Blvd., about 9:27 p.m. A 47-year-old man working at the store told police that a man ran into the store holding a gun.
The gunman was described as a black man wearing a black shirt, black pants, gray gloves, a black “do rag” and a red bandana covering his face, and red, white and black shoes. He was carrying a Titan Tiger .38 special handgun.
The employee told police that he backed away from the man and his own handgun fell out of the back of his pants. The gunman attempted to pick up the gun. The employee then grabbed the robber’s gun and put his foot on top of his dropped gun.
The two men then began struggling, as the employee attempted to push the gunman out the door.
At this point, a 29-year-old man who was outside sweeping up the parking lot entered the altercation and began hitting the gunman with his broom.
The robber then fled in the direction of Wahl Street. The employee told police he took the would-be robber’s gun and fired three rounds at him as he ran away.