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3 suspects charged in Berclair robbery attempts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - On Sunday, Memphis police arrested three men who are accused of two attempted robberies in the same neighborhood. 

Police charged Ivan Payton, 19, Christopher Clark, 22, and Harold Gayles, 15.
     
The first incident occured in the 1300 block of Weiner on Saturday.

The second attempted robbery happened in the 4400 block of Gailwood a few minutes later.
   
Residents in the city's Berclair neighborhood say they're relieved the suspects are now behind bars.
       
The trio confronted Will Pearcy, 66, as he was locking his front door on Weiner Road on Saturday night. Pearcy said he screamed, and one of the men pointed a gun at him and demanded his wallet. "I hollared out and said 'please don't kill me.'"

Neighbors, who heard Pearcy's screams, came outside and ran the suspected robbers off.

The men then headed to nearby Gailwood Avenue, where they tried to break into a house through a window. A man at the house went outside to confront them, and one of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim.  
    
Officers caught all three suspects nearby, police said.


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