Crime ‘It’s time for this to stop’ | SWAT officers thwart armored car robbery, suspect shot in SW Houston
Neighborhood locked down during SWAT standoff in NW Harris Co.
Neighborhood locked down during SWAT standoff in NW Harris Co.The SWAT team was called out to a home in the 6900 block of Hamilton Falls Drive in the Twin Falls neighborhood.
Houston police SWAT officers thwarted an armored car robbery wounding one suspect and arresting two others in southwest Houston.
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HPD Executive Asst. Chief Matt Slinkard says they have increased police presence in the area due to recent armored car robberies including having SWAT officers work undercover inside some of the trucks being targeted.
On Friday morning, SWAT officers in a marked patrol unit say they witnessed three suspects in a stolen white F-250 pickup truck put masks on in preparation for an armored car robbery near a strip center that contains a La Michoacana Meat Market and Walgreens along South Post Oak.
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The woman, who was found dead from a gunshot to the head, has been identified as Baylee Wall, 18, who was wanted in connection to a hotel robbery in Alabama.The body of Baylee Wall, of Mississippi, was discovered Wednesday in a wooded area near Woodward Career Technical High School in Cincinnati, according to the city’s NBC affiliate WLWT.
However, since the driver of the armored truck never exited the vehicle, the suspects backed off realizing the robbery would not be successful, police said.
The suspects then drove behind the strip and were followed by the SWAT officer in the marked patrol unit, police say. The officers attempted a pit maneuver on the stolen truck to stop the vehicle but were unsuccessful.
Two of the suspects exited the truck and were apprehended after running towards the front of the strip center, police said.
Police say a third suspect exited the passenger side of the stolen truck brandishing an AR-15 rifle and exchanged gunfire with SWAT officers. The suspect was wounded in the exchange.
Police began applying first aid to the suspect before he was airlifted by Life Flight in critical condition to a local hospital.
Police: Man caught after robbing bank in front of officer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a man suspected of several bank robberies was arrested after he robbed a bank in front of an off-duty police officer. News outlets report 51-year-old Fletcher Dorsett was arrested Monday and charged with armed robbery, assault and theft. Baltimore County police spokeswoman Jennifer Peach says Dorsett robbed a teller Monday by passing her a note demanding money. Peach says an off-duty Baltimore County officer ran after Dorsett once the teller said she was robbed. Peach says the officer tackled Dorsett and held him at gunpoint until officers arrived.
The three suspects have not been identified at this time.
No other injuries were reported.
“It’s time for this to stop, it’s enough!” Slinkard said in a press conference Friday afternoon. “These armored car robberies are going to stop, HPD was on top of this one today.”
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