Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Man arrested for armed robbery, multiple incidents

Posted By on Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Police arrested a man for armed robbery on April 3. Today, investigators have determined at least five other incidents in the area may be linked.

"At approximately 5:45 p.m. on April 3, Metro responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred near the intersection of East 41st and Bull Streets. Reportedly, two unknown males robbed a female victim at gunpoint of her purse and cell phones," police say.

Further investigation led detectives to the 200 block of West Henry Street where a search warrant was executed in a residence and vehicle.

"This led to recovery of the some of the victim’s belongings. Additionally, items linked to at least five other armed robberies in the area were located," police say.

Detectives identified Taqwan Robinson, 20, who was at the residence, as a suspect. Robinson was transported without incident to the Chatham County Detention Center and charged with armed robbery.

"He was recently arrested on March 16 when his brother was shot on the 2000 block of East 38th Street. Officers searched their residence and located stolen guns and narcotics associated with that incident. Additional charges may be pending for Robinson," police say.

The second suspect in this incident is described as a black male of a light brown complexion with facial hair, possibly in his teens or early 20s. He is approximately 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 150 pounds. His hair is styled in a medium afro and he wore a black shirt with dark pants during the incident.

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