Two of a kind
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight, 49, was charged with robbery for stealing a celebrity photographer’s camera. He and his accomplice, Katt Williams, were accused of stealing the camera on Sept. 5. Knight could face 30 years in prison, and the investigation is ongoing.
Hollywood doesn’t stem too far from Iowa when it comes to stealing — only in bail. Michael Forcier, 49, was arrested for fifth-degree theft and brought to the Polk County jail on Oct. 21. His bond was set for $300, which is pretty far from Knight’s consequences.
This information was obtained from the Polk County Crime Stoppers website. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Des Moines Police Detective Bureau asks that anyone with information on the location or identity of this suspect call 515-283-4864 or The Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.
The Git n Go convenience store on S.E. 14th Street in Des Moines was robbed on Thursday, Oct. 30 by a black male suspect who was reportedly wearing a dark blue hoodie and jeans. The suspect pointed a gun at the shop clerk and demanded all the money from the cash register drawer. The clerk gave the suspect the money and as the man was running away, a witness in the store chased after the suspect on foot. The witness did not return to the store. The witness may be able to identify the suspect and help solve this crime. The Des Moines Police Department is asking anyone with information on the suspect or witness to report to the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 515-283-4869 or the Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Nicholle May reported a burglary that occurred on Nov. 10 at her home. She told police she had left for work at about 10 a.m. that day, then returned later to find the front door had been kicked in and the suspect had rummaged through the house and stolen various items. May said she believed her sister might be the suspect because of a recent fallout between the two. A pair of pants and a pair of shoes were stolen from her daughter’s room, and May said her sister had stolen clothes for herself before. They both wear about the same size.
They didn’t get the van
Police met with Andy Stone regarding a burglary of his white Chevy Astro van. Stone said the theft had to have happened between 10 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 9. He went outside that morning to leave for work when he noticed the driver’s side door handle had been pried off the vehicle. Stone’s pioneer stereo, worth about $200, was missing from the van, and it appeared the suspect attempted to hotwire the vehicle in order to steal it because the steering column had been forced open. There are currently no suspects or witnesses.
Dangerous cab ride
Officers met with Vinh Nguyen on Nov. 9 at 1121 22nd St. in response to a robbery report. Nguyen, a cab driver, told police he picked up a black male from that address. The male asked Nguyen questions about how he makes his money, and that he wanted to be dropped off at 35th and University. Then the suspect placed a knife with a large blade against Nguyen’s throat and demanded that Nguyen give him all of his money. Nguyen gave him all the money that he had earned that day, which was about $50 cash, and the suspect got out of the cab and took off southbound. Nguyen believes the suspect was about 28 years old and wearing a gray stocking hat, tan jacket and possibly sweatpants. He estimated the suspect was about 5’8” and 200 pounds. CV