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Armed robbery prompts Fayetteville man to move out of state

Posted January 9, 2015

— George Webb is counting his blessings.

The 86-year-old heard a loud noise at the back door of his Haymount apartment on Jan. 2. When he opened it to see what it was, three men barged in to rob him.

“I was pushed down on the floor and against the cabinet, and I said, ‘What do you want? I haven’t got anything,’” Webb recalled. “He looked me close in the face – we were probably 5 inches apart at most – and he said, ‘We want money.’”

Webb said one man held him down while the other two ransacked his apartment looking for cash. He said the men were armed with what like liked blue tire irons.

"One of them would occasionally brush my hair with the tire iron as if to say, ‘We’re still here. You know that, don’t you?’” he said.

Webb suffered a cut on his right ear and bruises on his face, neck and hands. The suspects stole his wallet, which had a small amount of cash.

Webb said he’s overwhelmed by the giant get-well card and gifts his neighbors gave him and his dog, a corgi.

“The goodies they sent for me and the dog, I cannot imagine it,” he said.

Webb was able to give police a description of one of the suspects, and investigators released a sketch.

But the experience has left Webb worried. His family moved him out-of-state Friday.


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  • jimcricket15 Jan 9, 2015

    Well good luck finding a safe place. The only good part to this story is they did not kill this man.

  • nobodyknow420 Jan 9, 2015

    ok, who is the preschooler that drew that photo?

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Jan 9, 2015
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    This is sad, but crime happens in other states too. Perhaps his family moved him nearby where they live, which will be nice for him. Sounds like he had nice neighbors.

  • James Barefoot Jan 9, 2015
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    Glad he is OK, But moving out of state, unless he is with or closer to his Kin, is not gonna help or keep him safe.