Crime Florida couple arrested after 'ghost mask' crime spree that spanned 3 counties, officials say
Second suspect in deadly Lancaster nightclub shooting arrested
A man wanted in connection with a deadly nightclub shooting in Lancaster County was arrested Sunday, deputies confirmed. Breante Deon Stevens, was taken into custody and is charged with murder for the September 21 killings of 39-year-old Henry Lee Colvin and 38-year-old Aaron Harris outside the Ole Skool Sports Bar & Grill. Eight other people were shot, four of whom were airlifted to Atrium Health's Carolilnas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment. Stevens was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. He will appear before a judge to decide whether to waive extradition to South Carolina.
Acouple was arrested Monday in connection to an armed bank robbery earlier this year that was part of a spanning three countries, federal authorities said, adding that the suspects wore "ghosts masks."
John Armstrong Jr., 30, and Tanya Legg, 43, were taken into custody at a gas station in North Fort Myers on Monday night,.
Thesaid in a news release that Armstrong, an unidentified associate, and Legg allegedly robbed a BB&T Bank in Altamonte Springs on Sept. 26 wearing masks. Armstrong and the unidentified man used guns to force bank employees to open the bank’s safe, from which they stole $22,000 in cash, according to the criminal complaints.
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Legg was allegedly the getaway driver for the two men and bought items used in the robbery, according to federal officials.
Armstrong is also accused of trying to rob a PNC Bank in Davenport, Fla. on Sept. 25 with an "unidentified associate."
Officials said in a criminal complaint that earlier that morning Armstrong or an associate carjacked a vehicle, held the victim at gunpoint, and then used the stolen vehicle as a getaway vehicle for the attempted PNC Bank robbery.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office had put out a plea for information on Twitter for the "Ghost Mask Armed Robbers," which showed them captured on surveillance cameras during their alleged crimes.
Florida woman arrested after parents find 24 pipe bombs in her bedroom
A Florida woman was arrested Friday after her parents called the police following their discovery of two dozens pipe bombs in her bedroom.Local news affiliate Fox 13 reported that Michelle Louise Kolts, 27, of Wimauma, Fla. was arrested after police discovered a weapons cache in her room alongside materials and literature about domestic terrorism and mass shootings. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said at a press conference that Kolts had the supplies necessary to kill thousands of Americans. Other weapons seized alongside the pipe bombs included knives, nunchucks, and a number of pellet guns.
The 30-year-old Armstrong is also accused of robbing a 7-11 convenience store in North Fort Myers.
"During this robbery, Armstrong struck one of the store employees in the face with his firearm, causing a laceration to the bottom corner of her left eye,".
Armstrong was charged in a federal criminal complaint with Hobbs Act robbery and attempted bank robbery, while Legg has been charged in a separate criminal complaint with bank robbery. If convicted, Armstrong and Legg each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count, federal officials said.
Both suspects made their initial appearances in federal court Tuesday in Fort Myers,. Authorities are still looking for an additional suspect.
The FBI is still investigating the robberies with assistance from several local law enforcement departments.
NYPD: Armed Robbers Targeting People With Pricey Jewelry .
Police say the men struck 10 times since Aug. 26 in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, stealing more than $92,000 worth of jewelry, watches and cash. Most of the robberies took place in the early-morning hours and involved two suspects, but some included a third man.Two of the incidents turned violent – A 37-year-old man was hit in the face on Sept. 16 in Spuyten Duyvil, and most recently, a 30-year-old man was kicked on Oct. 14 in Inwood.Police released surveillance images of the suspects and a woman wanted for questioning in the case.
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