Police arrested a teen for allegedly trying to commit an armed robbery near the campus of East Carolina University.
Patrick Canter, 17, was charged with attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.
According to ECU Police, the victim said he was approached by Canter on N. Library St. at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. Canter then allegedly pulled a knife on the victim and demanded cigarettes.
But Canter ran from the scene after seeing headlights, police said. Officers later arrested the suspect on Stancil Dr.