Little Florida girl, 9, honored by police after protecting mom who was being attacked by a robber

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL– Video surveillance footage captured the moments a nine-year-old girl from Florida protected her mother when she fought off a robber. Now, she is being honored by police for her heroic efforts. 

According to West Palm Beach police, on November 2nd, Journee Nelson and her mother were grocery shopping at Sabor Tropical Supermarket when the suspect came up to the pair and tried to steal her mothers purse. 

Earlier in the month, Journee spoke to ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ about the incident, saying:

“We walked out the store and then I took a little glance at him and then I looked back at the car and then I opened my door. And then, next thing I know, I saw him running towards my mom,”

Police say while Journee’s mother was loading groceries into her car, the suspect ‘rushed up on her’ and began to violently pull at her purse before knocking her down.

The suspect reportedly told the mother to let go of the purse or “you’re going to make me pop you” while reaching for his waistband, Fox News reported

The suspect, now identified as Demetrius Jackson was not expecting what came next. Journee rushed to her mothers rescue and punched Jackson in his head before chasing him four houses down as he tried to flee. Jackson initially got away, but was arrested two days later, according to police. 

Journee was honored by the police department with a medal and a certificate for her quick actions and bravery.

West Palm Beach PD said in a Twitter post:

“Chief Adderley honored a 9-year old child today for bravery as she ran to her mother’s defense to fend off a brazen robber. An #arrest was swiftly made in this case. The West Palm Beach Police Foundation presented the child with a token of appreciation,” 

The chief told WSVN that while the girl was brave, he does not recommend anyone confront a suspected criminal.

Chief Frank Adderley said:

“I wouldn’t recommend that you confront an individual like that but in the heat of the moment things happen. I bet he was shocked when she kicked him right in the face because he definitely could tell on the video that he was not expecting that, and her actions were perfect timing in this particular situation, and I think she hit him pretty hard,” 

Jackson was charged with robbery and battery, FOX 35 Orlando reports.

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Watch: Unarmed Marine veteran disarms armed robbery suspect while still holding groceries in epic takedown

October 23, 2021

YUMA COUNTY, AZ- Surveillance video shows the moment an unarmed Marine veteran took down an armed robber at a gas station. Watch below:

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office posted a press release detailing the incident. The incident happened on Wednesday, October 20th at approximately 4:30 a.m. Deputies were called to an armed robbery report at the Chevron located at 10747 E. North Frontage Road.

The press release stated that upon arrival, deputies learned that three suspects entered the Chevron, one of them armed with a handgun. Authorities said:

“The armed suspect walked next to a store customer while pointing the weapon toward the cashier when the customer acted immediately and disarmed him. The other two suspects fled the area when they witnessed their fellow criminal stopped. The customer was able to detain the suspect he disarmed until law enforcement arrived.”

According to police, the suspect detain during the incident was a juvenile and has since been booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center on one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault. The other two suspects remain at large. The case remains under investigation.

When deputies contacted the customer, who previously served in the United States Marine Corps, and asked how he was able to take control of the situation, the Marine who has not been identified, said:

“The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around.”

Video of the incident has been viewed more than 114,000 times and has gotten more than 3,000 comments and reactions . One commenter wrote:

“What an amazing act of courage.”

Another user said:

“That’s a true hero right there. Fast acting much appreciated.”

In a separate incident, an Oneida County ex-convict has been arrested after he was accused of shooting and pistol whipping a man he was trying to rob. According to a news released issued by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Clifton E. Bibbins of Utica, New York, was taken into custody by deputies.

New York State prison records indicate that Bibbins previously served time at the Watertown Correctional Facility in Jefferson County after he was convicted of armed robbery in 2006. 

On October 14th, deputies were called to the Milton Meadows Apartments at 10 Robins Way in the town of Lansing for a reported shooting during a home invasion. A 31-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his foot and cuts to his head from being hit with a handgun.

The man reported that he opened his apartment door and was attacked by two people. Police stated that the two suspects demanded money from the man. One of the men was identified as Bibbins, but the second person has not yet been identified by police.

Bibbins has been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree attempted robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. All four charges are felonies. Bibbins is being held at the Tompkins County Jail with no bail. 

In another incident, authorities have arrested a Saltville, Virginia man in Spartanburg, South Carolina for his role in an armed robbery that left a gas station teller injured and $338 lighter. 

According to Saltville Police Chief Erik Puckett, 33-year-old Ryan Huffman allegedly entered a Cargo Gas Station brandishing a knife and demanding money. Puckett said Huffman injured the teller in the exchange, cutting her hand. Huffman left the building and fled the scene.

Over two weeks later, Huffman was arrested after U.S. Marshals found him staying in a motel. The arrest report states that officers found “numerous needles” inside his motel room. Huffman told officers the needles contained fentanyl.

Huffman was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center and waived his right to a trial in that jurisdiction. Puckett said Huffman will be extradited to Virginia where he will face charges of armed robbery and malicious wounding, both of which are felonies.

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