A Brooklyn UPS facility was the scene of a dramatic attempted robbery last week which saw a Security Guard have to put his training to the test against a thief’s best efforts to commit a robbery.
This incident occurred late last Monday night at the UPS facility on Foster Avenue in Canarsie at around 11:15 PM. It saw a security guard employed by UPS performing his usual nightly watch when suddenly the monotony of his normal shifts was broken down violently.
The security guard, whose name has not yet been released to the public was, unbeknownst to him, being watched by 38-year-old Martin Peters who was waiting for a prime moment to commit a surprise robbery on the security guard.
At a moment Peters thought was the right one, he indeed attempted his foolish action. But there was something about the scene that was unbeknownst to the robber as well. The fact that his target was both armed and a former NYPD police officer. Definitely not somebody that you want to mess with.
Quickly the robbery was attempted and just as quickly the robbery was shut down as the NYPD officer turned security guard pulled out his firearm and shot Martin Peters in the foot. This injury, along with the officer’s ability to capture Peters saw his night of crime end very early.
Peters was taken to Brookdale University Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury thanks to the shot from the security guard. He will next be going to jail as he is charged with menacing, trespassing, and weapons possession.
As for the guard in our story? He’s, of course, not facing any charges for his self-defensory actions.
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