Black Friday Crimes

Man Shot in Thanksgiving Day Robbery Attempt 

Shopping on Black Friday has been dangerous for quite some time, but with many stores now opening on Thanksgiving, this holiday is becoming dangerous as well. This recent Thanksgiving was no exception, as a Las Vegas man who was carrying home a big-screen television he had just purchased was shot during a robbery. Although he lost his television, the man fortunately sustained only minor injuries as a result.

According to police, the incident happened around 9:45 p.m. near the University of Las Vegas. The victim was apparently carrying his television near his apartment complex when the robber fired warning shots at him. The man then dropped the television, where it was subsequently snatched by the thief.

After having his television snatched, the victim then tried to wrestle it from his attacker to no avail. In order to deter the man, the robber then fired more shots, one of which hit the man in the leg. The victim was then taken to Sunrise Hospital for the injuries he sustained, and was later released. It is not clear what happened to the television, but it is likely that the man who fired the shots made off with it.

Police have made no arrests in this case, and may be unsure as to the shooter’s identity. Anyone who may have information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department either through their website or by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 702-385-5555. Informants may remain anonymous if they wish.