Man arrested in May armed robbery of woman’s Belle of Baton Rouge jackpot


A Baton Rouge man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in May of $1,700 in cash that she won after hitting the jackpot at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino was arrested on Saturday, police said.

The woman told Baton Rouge police she was sitting in a vehicle in the 1100 block of St. Joseph Street around 8:30 a.m. on May 13 when a man later identified as 24-year-old Donnell Cobbing, came up to her and demanded her purse, according to an arrest report.

After the woman refused, Cobbing pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded it again, police said. He ran away after taking her purse, with at least $1,700 in cash in it, according to the report.

An acquaintance of the victim, who was with her when she was robbed, identified Cobbing to police. He was arrested Saturday on a warrant that had been issued on Aug. 31 for his arrest.

Cobbing, of 1520 Utah St., Baton Rouge, was booked in Parish Prison on armed robbery. A mugshot for Cobbing was not immediately available.

... read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_0e0faf60-ccae-11e7-be5e-6fcf658d765e.html

McDonalds employee arrested, accused of faking robbery with her boyfriend


– Officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday the arrest of a man and a woman, in connection with a fake robbery incident.

According to a statement released Wednesday afternoon, 24-year-old Ashley Stewart and her boyfriend, 35-year-old Alexander Reyna, are accused of planning and executive a fake robbery of over 22,000 in cash. The arrests took place on Monday

According to the statement, Stewart called 911 staring she was robbed of over $22,000, while attempting to deposit the cash for McDonalds at a bank. Stewart claimed a “black male” wearing all black held her at gunpoint, took the cash from her, and then fled into the desert on foot.

Detectives, according to the statement, responded to the scene, and after briefly speaking with Stewart, felt her story and allegations lacked credibility. Stewart, according to the statement, later admitted to not being robbed, and allegedly confessed to planning the fake robbery with Reyna.

Stewart, according to the statement, said the alleged scam required her to meet up with Reyna, after the planned robbery, where they will split the cash.

Stewart, according to the statement, was booked on a count of alleged felony Theft-Control Property, and a count of misdemeanor alleged False

... read more at: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/mcdonalds-employee-arrested-accused-of-faking-robbery-with-her-boyfriend

Bensalem Bank Robbery Suspect’s Mugshot Has Us Confused


BENSALEM, PA — A man suspected of robbing a Bensalem bank last week has turned himself into police, authorities said. Peter Harkins turned himself in to Philadelphia Police on Monday on an active warrant out of Bensalem.

He is charged with robbing the Santander Bank on Street Road on Oct. 31. He was arraigned and sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $1,000,000 bail.

His arrest mugshot is confusing: it’s not clear if he was sticking out his tongue or licking his lips.

Harkins is also accused of robbing a Phoenixville Pizza Hut on Oct. 29. In both incidents Harkins held his hand inside fabric, implying he had a weapon.

After his image was shared with the public, police said multiple tips led to his identification and an arrest warrant was issued.

RELATED: Crystal Clear Video Captured Bank Robbery Suspect In The Act

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Homeless man charged with armed robbery of Cumberland Farms


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A homeless man was taken into custody Friday evening after police said he robbed a Cumberland Farms convenience store on Merritt Island earlier that day.

Brevard County deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Cumberland Farms in the 1300 block of North Courtenay Parkway around 2:30 a.m. 

A store clerk said Arthur Bell, 22, walked around the counter and whispered to her to give him the money from the register, according to police reports. 

More: Titusville man arrested in armed robbery of Little Caesars

She told Bell he wasn’t allowed behind the counter and tried to push him away. She told police Bell was holding box cutter.

More: Suspects arrested in home invasion beating, robbery of Palm Bay man

... read more at: http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/30/man-arrested-armed-robbery-cumberland-farms/813107001/

2 men charged with killing 2 during attempted robbery of drug proceeds in Syracuse


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse police today announced the arrest of two men in connection with a Sept. 25 shooting that left two men dead.

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said at news conference Thursday Rene DeJesus, 33, and Brian Montanez, 26, were trying to rob the victims of “drug proceeds” when they killed two men.

Fowler would not say whether the victims were actually selling drugs, or whether they had been robbed of drugs, money or both.

DeJesus, of New York City, was arrested with the help of the New York City Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. He was brought back to Syracuse.

DeJesus was charged with first-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and attempted robbery, according to arrest records posted Thursday. He was arrested in New York City, records show.

Rene DeJesus, 33, of New York City 

Montanez  of Syracuse, was arrested in Syracuse. He was charged with second-degree murder and attempted robbery. His mugshot was not immediately provided.

The two victims were Jose “Jimmy” Osvaldo Castro, 39, of Syracuse and Arturo Resto Figueroa, 31.  Figueroa is not from New York and may have ties to Oklahoma, police said.

An “associate” of Castro’s called 911 around 9:47

... read more at: http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/10/syracuse_double_homicide.html

Police identify 17-year-old arrested on murder, robbery charges after deadly September shooting



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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrested a 17-year-old in Jackson County in connection with a deadly shooting last week.

According to IMPD, detectives tracked the teen to Jackson County, where the Northwest Flex Team apprehended him without further incident. Homicide detectives questioned the teen, identified as Dewayne Harris, and arrested him on murder and robbery charges.

They believe the teen is responsible for the death of 22-year-old James Butler, who was found shot in the 500 block of West 28th Street on Sept. 29.

Police released the suspect’s name and photo Thursday afternoon. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case for a final charging decision.

... read more at: http://cbs4indy.com/2017/10/05/police-arrest-17-year-old-on-murder-robbery-charges-after-deadly-september-shooting/

Second robbery suspect arrested from Sept. 20 holdups


LAFAYETTE, Ind. — It appears armed robbery suspect Zachary Nicholas Whitus used some help in the two hold-ups early Sept. 20, according to Lafayette police.

Lafayette police arrested 22-year-old Jacob Walter Farris Thursday evening at his home at 912 Wabash Ave., according to Lafayette police. Farris faces two preliminary charges of armed robbery. He also is wanted on a warrant from another county, according to jail records.

Farris and Whitus are suspected of robbing the Marathon gas station at 900 Ferry St. about 3:15 a.m. Sept. 20. Roughly 10 minutes later while police were investigating that robbery, someone held up the Friendly Market at 3112 Underwood St.

The next day, police arrested Whitus after he ran from them during a traffic stop. He was wanted on a Clay County warrant, and further investigations tied him to the robberies, according to police.

 

But Whitus has facial hair, and as some readers pointed out after police published his arrest, the clerk at the Marathon station told police that the bandit who held up the store was clean

... read more at: http://www.jconline.com/story/news/crime/2017/09/29/second-robbery-suspect-arrested-sept-20-holdups/716148001/

Second Fruita Co-Op robbery suspect arrested


FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)– A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a robbery at the Fruita Co-Op.

From left to right: Ryan Oliver, 27; Jason Berger, 32; and Erin Archuleta, 21. No mugshot available for Krystal McKelvey, 32.

It happened on Aug. 14.

The Fruita Police Department on Friday said Jason Berger, 32, was taken into custody at his home in the 100 block of North Coulson Street in Fruita. He faces several charges including counts of robbery and assault.

Two other suspects were taken into custody during the same arrest warrant, according to police. Erin Archuleta, 21, and Krystal McKelvey, 32, were arrested on drug charges.

Ryan Oliver, 27, has also been arrested in the case. He faces robbery and assault charges.

According to arrest papers, two employees at the store were hurt when the struggled to fight off the two suspects.

After the robbery on Aug. 14, authorities caught up with a pickup truck the two suspects were believed to be driving in on Highway 6 in Utah. Officials said the suspects started running when their truck broke down near Westwater.

Search dogs were used to find Oliver, who was then taken to

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