Police arrest man suspected of trying to rob restaurant

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Greenville police have arrested a man suspected of trying to rob a fast food restaurant.

According to investigators, Joseph Junior Taft displayed a handgun and tried to rob the Captain D's Seafood Kitchen at 626 S. Memorial Dr. at about 3:58 p.m. Friday. But employees did not comply and nothing was stolen.

Police identified Taft after they found his Ford Taurus less than 45 minutes after the incident.

He's charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

No injuries were reported.

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