Teen arrested for alleged attempted robbery near ECU campus

POSTED: 8:12 PM Apr 09 2013   UPDATED: 1:09 PM Apr 09 2013
Patrick Canter
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

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.