Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Spotting the Trend, RPD Makes Arrest Within Seconds

After a delivery driver was shot and robbed last night, Second Precinct detectives arrested the men responsible before the victim even had a chance to call 911.

So how’d they do that?

Good detective work, partnering with other Department officers and recognizing a crime trend at the very start all played a factor.

“I’m very proud of these officers and detectives. They know their community and worked well together to identify the suspects and then patrol the areas where they predicted they would be to catch them. And they did,” Second Precinct Capt. Harvey Powers said.

“I think this says to criminals that you never know whether that car that drives by is an undercover police officer.”

The robbery occurred just before 10 p.m. Tuesday when the victim, a 59-year-old male, was delivering food to a home in the 800 block of Newkirk Drive when he was approached by two unknown males. The robbers assaulted and robbed the victim at gunpoint and fled in a vehicle.

Detectives were already in the area, figured out what was going on and arrested the robbers within seconds.

Arrested and charged with robbery was:

*Andryly Brito, 19, of the 800 block of Woodhaven Drive, and

*Shaquille R. Liggins, 19, of the 600 block of Shelby Drive.