Man ties up robbery suspect, holds him for police - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man ties up robbery suspect, holds him for police


A contractor had a frightening experience while working on the job, but the day soon turned scary for the robbers who attempted to make off with the contractor's belongings.

According to Memphis Police Department, the victim said he was working on the 8200 block of East Holmes Road on a renovation project when he went to his truck to get a saw.

He told police he couldn't find the saw, so he got out of the truck and started walking back to the house where he was doing renovation work. That's when he heard someone say, "Stop."

The man told police when he turned around, there was a man pointing a shotgun at him.

The victim told officers the pump-action shotgun, possibly a Mossberg, had a pistol-like grip and the high lumen flashlight on the front end grip. The light was on, blinding the victim.

He said another man, identified as Brendan Bryant, was holding a crowbar and threatening the victim. 

He was told to give everything he had to Bryant. The man said he tossed his keys and iPhone to Bryant.

He said as Bryant was getting into the victim's truck, the man saw a third suspect out of the corner of his eye. The victim said he started to back away inside the garage until he was out of sight from the man holding the shotgun. 

That's when the tables turned. 

The victim grabbed a .45 caliber Smith & Wesson M&P handgun and pointed it at Bryant. He told him not to move.

The other two robbers ran away from the scene, but Bryant had a gun pointed at him and stayed. 

The victim's brother came out of the residence when he heard his brother screaming for help and pulled Bryant from the vehicle. Another witness came out of the residence and gave them some rope to restrain Bryant until police were able to arrive. 

When officers arrived, they discovered a pill bottle in Bryant's possession. The pill bottle had 39 round white pills that were identified as Tramadol Hydrochloride, a prescription narcotic used for moderate to severe pain. 

Bryant was charged with aggravated robbery, possession of a controlled substance with intent to man/del/sell, and theft of property $500-$1,000.

He is in jail on a $75,000 bond and is scheduled for his next court hearing on October 21.

The two other suspects are still on the run. If you have any information on them, you are asked to contact Memphis Police Department.

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