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Would-be victims fight off suspects and take their guns
DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (Brad Underwood) -- Would-be robbers were looking for a fight and that's exactly what they got.
With guns pointed at them three young men made a bold decision not to be the victims. It was the exact opposite action police advise people to take when being robbed at gunpoint. But that didn't stop a United States Marine and two of his family members back on June 11. Now police have a picture of one of the suspects and they're hoping someone will recognize him and call them.
Delhi Township police are searching for a man and three others they said robbed a group of young men in early June at the intersection of Mayhew and Pedretti.
Tim Fullbeck said he was walking to his house with his brother and cousin. Fullbeck's brother was home on military leave.
"My little brother, Kyle, who is in the Marine Corps, punched one of them in the face and from there we started fighting, all four of them. He ended up getting one gun and broke it," he said.
Fullbeck said after he and his family members got both guns, they called 9-11 and the suspects ran away from the scene. The guns turned out to be BB guns.
"I told my brother Kyle, 'I want my wallet back.' So we started chasing them. They ran down to Mayhew to Wilke, got in the car and took off," said Fullbeck.
Police said the suspects used Fullbeck's bank card at a Mcdonalds off Glenway Avenue. Then they made stops at two UDF's where photos of them were taken. Police said the getaway car used was a Chrysler Sebring.
"Since that, everything has gone back to normal. But I'm a little bit more wary of the people walking around me whenever I'm walking down the street," Fullbeck said.
Police took DNA swabs from the all three victims and the BB guns, but so far only have the UDF surveillance video on the suspects.
If you recognize the suspects or have information about the robbery call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.
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