On the clock12/5/2013
Name the “Name That Crime” Quiz!
Armed Robbery X 5
Police responded to an armed robber just before midnight on Nov. 18 at Kum and Go, 2110 Guthrie Ave. The suspect used a handgun to hit the clerk in the face, while two witnesses in the store were made to lie on the ground during the robbery. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash. Upon further investigation, police believe the suspect to be involved in two other recent convenience store robberies, including the Valero at 821 E. Euclid Ave., on Nov. 15, also around 6:30 p.m. About six hours prior to the Valero robbery, police responded to STAR Liquor, 4028 E. 14th St., (around 6 p.m.), regarding a similar armed robbery, where a masked, hooded suspect used a handgun matching the description of the gun used in the other crimes. Police arrested a local 21-year-old man for all three and a possible link to two others (Star Service, 2701 Ingersoll Ave., on Nov. 23, and Sahota Foods and Liquor at 1805 S.E. 14th St., on Nov. 22), totaling five counts of first-degree robbery. Patrol officers attempted to pull a suspicious vehicle over at the 1400 Block of Capitol on Nov. 25 at 10:23 p.m., but the suspect sped away briefly before stopping his car and fleeing on foot. He was located under the back porch of a nearby residence and arrested. He was also charged with driving while barred and interference with official acts. The handgun that was believed to be used was recovered during this investigation.
Homicide No. 12
Dispatch received a call at about 5 a.m. on Nov. 29 stating that a stabbing had occurred at 220 Dickman Road, Apt. 331. Upon arrival, they found a male victim stabbed in the torso. He later died at the hospital. A 21-year-old local woman was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. The victim was 28. CV