Man fires weapon during armed robbery, surveillance photos released – The Wilson Times (subscription)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:18 PM

Man fires weapon during armed robbery, surveillance photos released

Wilson police are investigating an armed robbery at Jordan’s Supermarket where a suspect fired a gun during the incident.

Law enforcement responded to Jordan’s Supermarket located at 319 S. Pender St. Monday at 10:30 p.m. to an armed robbery. When officers arrived they spoke to store employees who said that a suspect entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money, according to police.

The suspect fled and stole an undetermined amount of money from the business, police said. Sgt. Steve Stroud said the suspect did fire the gun during the robbery, but no one was hurt as a result.

Police released surveillance photographs of the suspect Wednesday. Authorities are describing the suspect as a Hispanic or light-skinned black male, 5 foot 10 and weighing 190 pounds. Police said the suspect was wearing a black jacket with a spider web design, grey sweatpants and tan work boots.

Officials said the suspect was also wearing purple latex gloves and a black and white bandana over his face.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at the Wilson Police Department at 399-2323 or CrimeStoppers at 243-2255.

Olivia Neeley

Trio suspected in string of Houston-area cigarette burglaries – KTRK-TV


Police are searching for three burglars they say are responsible for stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of cigarettes from at least 10 liquor stores around the Houston area.

Authorities say the trio attempted two burglaries in one night. On August 16 around 9:45pm, police say the three suspects, wearing masks and gloves, broke into a liquor store in the 3900 block of Bissonnet St. Police say the suspects damaged the front door, but didn’t make it in and fled the scene before police arrived. Police say the same men were seen stealing cigarettes in bulk from another liquor store later that same night.

The first suspect is a black male, 19-25 years old, 5’10, 185 pounds, with brown eyes and short black hair, with a dark brown skin tone, wearing high top Jordan tennis shoes and a diamond earring. Police say his alias name is “Diamond.”

The second suspect is a black male, 18-25 years old, 5’05, 135 pounds, with brown eyes and a light brown skin tone, wearing grey camouflage pants and high tops Jordan tennis shoes. His alias name, according to police is “Lil Box.”

The third suspect is a black male, 19-25 years old, dark skin tone, wearing a blue hoodie sweater with red letters and Nike high top tennis shoes. His alias is “Crowbar,” according to police.

Police say the men may be using a 2003 light blue Chevy Impala as a lookout vehicle.

A $5,000 Crime Stoppers reward is being offered in this case. If you have any information, call 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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State Trooper shot on I-676 released from hospital, suspect charged –


A Pennsylvania State Trooper shot Tuesday on I-676 in Center City Philadelphia has been released from the hospital.

With a cheer of “Let’s go Eagles,” Trooper Patrick Casey, 31, left Hahnemann University Hospital late Wednesday morning.

“Thank you everyone for all their prayers and support. Happy to be going home for Thanksgiving. I’m feeling much better.” Casey said as he walked away from the hospital to a waiting car.

17-year-old Giovanni Cotto, has been charged, as an adult, in the shooting.

He is charged with Criminal Attempt to Murder of the 1st Degree (3 Counts), Aggravated Assault (3 Counts), Assault of Law Enforcement Officer (3 Counts), Simple Assault (3 Counts), Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Possessing Instruments of Crime, and several Firearms Act Violations.

He was formally arraigned by video Wednesday morning, and bail was set at $3 million.

The 17-year-old suspect returned to State Police Barracks in Wynnefield Heights Tuesday night after being treated for injuries sustained in the incident.

When being brought out of the barracks, Cotto told Action News he had “not a thing” to say about the shooting.

He was in a green jumpsuit after he was served a search warrant for his clothes he was wearing to be examined for gun residue.

They are continuing to look for a fourth individual involved in Tuesday’s chase and shooting.

Police identify the person of interest as 19-year-old Kaymer Lewis of Philadelphia.

They say no charges are pending against him, they just want to speak with Lewis.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact police at 215-452-5216.

Investigators say most of the incident was captured on Trooper Casey’s dash cam.

The incident began around 9:30 a.m. on I-76 at University Avenue where Pennsylvania State Troopers conducted a car stop on a vehicle for expired registration.

Police say there were four males inside the car, all of whom were removed from the vehicle by officers. One of the individuals was handcuffed at the scene.

One of the other males, the alleged gunman, got back into the car and suddenly took off.

Troopers gave chase, leaving the other three individuals behind. Two of them took off.

Police followed the suspect’s car westbound on I-76, then eastbound on I-676.

Trooper Casey got in front of the suspect in an attempt to conduct an induced stop. However, the suspect rammed the trooper’s vehicle.

Police say the suspect then maneuvered to be alongside the trooper, at which time the suspect began firing from his car.

The suspect’s vehicle then slammed into the rear of a school bus on the highway.

The suspect got out and continued to fire on the pursuing state troopers. Trooper Casey immediately began to return fire, firing eight shots through his windshield. During the exchange, he was struck once in the shoulder.

The suspect’s vehicle then caught fire, and the flames spread onto the bus, soon consuming both vehicles.

Luckily, there were no students on board the bus at the time of the crash, and the bus driver was not injured.

Other troopers rushed Casey to Hahnemann University Hospital.

Captain James Raykovitz of the Pennsylvania State Police said, “He was very heroic, he put himself in harm’s way for the protection of others; I can’t ask him to have done a better job than he did.”

The male who was handcuffed and another were questioned and released. They have not been charged.

After hours of being questioned at the barracks, the 17-year-old alleged shooter was taken to Lankenau Medical Center complaining of leg pain. He was then brought back to the barracks.

The gun he allegedly used was recovered at the scene. Police say the gun was originally purchased in 2009 in Texas and was stolen in a burglary in Georgia in 2011.

The suspected gunman’s father Hector Cotto walked out of police barracks Tuesday evening telling reporters his son is a good boy who just made a mistake.

“He’s a good kid. I don’t know. He made a wrong decision today,” the father said.

The father said he does not know where his son got the gun or if it belonged to the teen or someone else.

“My son, I love him with all my heart. That’s my son. I’m going to be there for my son. No matter what happened, I’m going to be there for my son,” the father said.

Upon word of the State Trooper’s injuries, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Pennsylvania State Police Trooper shot on Interstate 676 in the line of duty today. I received an update from Acting Commissioner Blocker a short time ago and I am relieved to learn that the trooper is in stable condition at a hospital in Philadelphia. Our men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line each day to protect us, and we owe them a debt of gratitude. The shooter was swiftly taken into custody by the Pennsylvania State Police. No further details are available at this time.”

I-676 was shutdown for several hours while crews worked to clear the scene. The highway has since reopened.

Police said they would not be able to tell Action News if any the individuals in custody or on the loose have a criminal past.

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Roseville police seek suspect in armed robbery – The Detroit News

Roseville — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the robbery of a 7-Eleven store early Wednesday.

According to police, the incident occurred around 3 a.m. in the 19901 block of Masonic when a suspect entered and walked around the counter while displaying a handgun.

The suspect fired one round, which hit a display of cigarettes.

Police are unsure if the suspect intended to shoot an employee or was just trying to scare the employee and a customer.

The employee gave the gunman an unknown amount of cash from the register, at which point the suspect fled the store.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s. He is about 6 feet tall and was wearing a dark knit cap, dark North Face jacket, gray pants and white tennis shoes.

He escaped in a tan or light-gold 2000 GMC SUV with a Michigan plate reading DAK5991. According to police, the vehicle was stolen from Detroit shortly before the robbery.

There were at least two other people in the stolen vehicle when it drove away. Police encountered the SUV traveling westbound on Interstate 94 near 11 Mile.

Police pursued the vehicle but broke off the chase in the area of I-94 and Conner.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roseville Police Department at (586) 775-2100 or the detective bureau at (586) 477-4508. The case reference number is 15-27416.

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VIDEO: Suspect caught on camera during 7-Eleven robbery in Roseville – WXYZ

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) – Roseville police are searching for the man who robbed a 7-Eleven in the 19900 block of Masonic early this morning.

The armed robbery happened around 3:30 a.m.

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Surveillance video shows the suspect entering the store and approaching an employee. He then points his gun at the employee and customer making demands for money. Police say he fired one shot and hit a cigarette display.

The suspect took an unknown amount of money and fled the scene in a vehicle that was waiting outside.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens, about 6’0″ with a medium build. He was wearing a dark knit cap, dark North Face jacket, gray pants and white tennis shoes.

The getaway vehicle is described as a tan or light gold GMS SUV with the plate DAK5991. The vehicle was reported stolen shortly before the incident. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call police. 

Suspect sought in pizza shop robbery – Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Police are seeking the suspect in an armed robbery at Little Ceasars Pizza.

Police were called about 8:22 a.m. Monday to the store at 2210 Cottage Ave., according to a release issued Tuesday.

It was reported a male armed with a handgun entered the store and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money, and no injuries were reported, police said.

The suspect was described as a 6-foot, light-skinned black male with a medium build, police said. He was wearing an orange shirt, black pants and gloves, and his face was partially covered.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Atteberry at 309-434-2548 or [email protected]

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.