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Accused robber begs victim to let him go
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Accused robber begs victim to let him go

Accused robber begs victim to let him go
Photo Credit: Gwinnett County Jail
Terrance Tamplin, 52, was pinned to the ground by workers at the Gwinnett County tire store he tried to rob.

Accused robber begs victim to let him go

A robber picked the wrong business in Gwinnett County to target this week when the employees there decided to fight back.

Police say Terrance Tamplin, 52, entered the R&G Used Tire Store on Buford Highway as the business was getting  about to close Tuesday evening and took money from the cash register.

Worker Abdul Bashri, who has only been in the country less than two weeks, was determined not to let the man steal from his new employer.  He immediately jumped Tamplin who begged for his freedom.

“Let me go. Let me go.  I’ll give you your money,” imitated Bashri.  “I can’t afford to go to jail for life.”

Bashri says as Tamplin continued fighting and hitting him, his co-workers came to his aid.

“I wasn’t thinking about stopping the robber, I was just thinking about helping my friend,” Jasim Alkhafij tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish.

He along with his brother and another co-worker also jumped Tamplin, who Alkhafij describes as a large man.

The four were able to hold him down until police arrived.

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