Robbery Fail When Victim Grabs Gun


Iowa Falls, Iowa – A man and his girlfriend were arrested last Saturday after forcing their way inside a home in the 1200 block of Ellis Ave.

Iowa Falls police say 28-year-old Matthew Shawn Victor Bridges and his girlfriend, 19-year-old Nyjaya Ryan Foster entered the home with the intent to collect on a debt owed by one of the residents.

Once inside, Bridges attacked his target with a collapsible baton. He struck the victim on the right arm opening a wound, then turned to Foster and told her to give him the .38 revolver she was carrying.

The victim saw their opportunity and made a grab for the weapon and was able get a hold of it, then fired 2 rounds at Bridges, who promptly turned around and fled the scene with Foster close behind. Neither was struck by the gun fire.

Bridges is currently on parole for a crime committed in 2015 for his role in an armed robbery conspiracy and using juveniles to commit a crime. He was released in July of last year and now both he and his girlfriend Foster are facing charges of first-degree robbery, armed first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm by a felon, and intimidation.

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