Alert Detectives Nab Armed Robbery Suspects

June 20, 2011

On June 17, 2011 at approximately 9:40 pm, two detectives in an unmarked vehicle noticed two male subjects running from an apartment complex and jump into a waiting vehicle. Due to their suspicious actions, the detectives began following the vehicle. A few moments later, an emergency call was dispatched for an armed robbery in the area where the subjects were seen running to the vehicle. The description of the suspects matched the two seen running to the waiting vehicle. The victim reported that she had been held at gun and knife point and robbed of her purse and cell phone.

Detectives were able to contact and detain the suspects at a nearby apartment complex. During a search, the victim's wallet, purse and cell phone were located in their possession. The victim, although shaken by the crime, was able to identify one of the suspects as being involved.

This was a good example of alert officers in the right place at the right time. Combined with the assistance of the victim for identification, we were able to immediately remove these violent criminals from the street.

All three suspects have been charged with one count of Armed Robbery, a class two felony.

Suspect #1, Tywinn Crawford, 18

Suspect #2, Juvenile male, 17

Suspect #3, Amanda Courtney, 21 (driver)


Robbery suspect Tywinn Crawford Robbery suspect Amanda Courtney
Tywinn Crawford Amanda Courtney



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