Robbers Caught After Great Police Observation
April 17, 2008
On April 17, 2007 at 7:48 p.m., Mesa Police responded to 423 N.
Creston reference an armed robbery. The 22-year-old male victim
stated to police he heard a knock at his front apartment door
and when he answered, he noticed two black males standing in
front of his door. The black males asked for someone by the name
of "G" and the victim advised the males no one by that name
lived at the residence. Three minutes later the victim heard
another knock at his door and when he opened the door, he
noticed the same black males, but this time they were each
wearing pantyhose over their heads and one of the males was
armed with a hand gun. The two black males forced their way into
the victim's apartment and demanded money. The victim was forced
to give the males a $20, $10, $5 and three $1 bills, along with
his wallet and various identification cards. The black males
left in an unknown direction.
Two vigilant detectives were on routine patrol in the area of
4225 E. University around 8:50 p.m. The detectives noticed two
black males who matched the physical description from the armed
robbery that occurred on Creston. The subjects were contacted
and a hand gun matching the description given by the victim, was
located in the waistband of one of the subjects. Along with the
hand gun, police also located pantyhose, a pair of handcuffs and
the victim's wallet on 21-year-old Channyng Easley. The second
subject, 30-year-old Al-Hakiem Towns, had a $20, $10, $5 and
three $1 bills. Both subjects were detained and further
investigation revealed Easley and Towns were the two males who
entered into and robbed the victim's residence at 423 N.
Easley and Towns were taken into custody and each booked on one
count of Armed Robbery and one count of 1st Degree Burglary.
Easley (left); Al-Hakiem Towns (right)