Newark man fights off would-be robber

September 23, 2008 6:31:24 AM PDT
New Castle County Police say a would-be robber was arrested after his victim and his roommate fought back. It happened around 11 p.m. Sunday at the Hunters Crossings Apartments in Newark.

Police say Ryan Squiers entered the apartment pistol-whipped the man while demanding money from him. But the man fought back and shouted for his roommate, who joined in the fight and took away Squiers' gun.

Squiers pulled a knife, but the victim and his roommate took that away, and they held Squiers until police arrived.

Squiers was charged with attempted robbery, three weapon charges, assault, aggravated menacing and drug charges. He is being held at Young Correctional Institution on $144,500 bail.

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