The Staten Island robber, who died fighting with victims, was on parole

The Staten Island robber, who died in a fight with his victims over the weekend, was on probation at the time of the deadly confrontation, records show.

Robert Compton, 33, was on probation for attempted robbery when he went to his two victims – also 33 – on Pacific Avenue and St. Albans Place in Eltingville just before 2 a.m. Sunday, according to authorities and police sources.

He then brandished a black firearm, which investigators later determined was a BB gun, cops and the sources said.

Robert Compton, 33, was on probation for attempted robbery during the raid early Sunday that ended in his death.
Robert Compton, 33, was on probation for attempted robbery during the raid early Sunday that ended in his death.

“Give me all your stuff,” he reportedly growled.

One of the victims grabbed the gun while the other grabbed the victim by the neck and struck him down, according to the sources.

After the suspect was disarmed, the first man called 911.

The other man yelled for help when police arrived, telling them “he robbed us at gunpoint,” the sources said.

Police performed CPR on Compton and he was taken to Staten Island University Hospital North, but he could not be saved.

The fatal incident happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday at Pacific Avenue and St. Albans Place in Eltingville.
The fatal incident happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday at Pacific Avenue and St. Albans Place in Eltingville.
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The other men were taken to Staten Island University Hospital South for treatment of minor injuries.

None of them were charged as of Wednesday.

“Our clients are two hard-working young men who were the victims of a horrific armed robbery by a career criminal,” the victim’s attorney, Louis Gelormino, said in a statement. “They clearly acted in self-defense. We are grateful that the District Attorney’s Office and NYPD conducted a full and thorough investigation into this matter. Our prayers go out to the family of the deceased.”

Compton served four years behind bars – from 2015 to 2019 – on attempted second-degree robbery, state corrections records show.

He was released on parole, which expires in 2023.

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