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New cases keep investigators on toes

February 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department (WPPD) investigators have a fresh set of cases on the record book. Investigators are working diligently to identify suspects in a February armed robbery as well the theft of an outdoor air conditioning unit.
A about 10:50 p.m. Feb. 7, WPPD officers responded to the 800 block of 6th Street in response to a possible armed robbery.
According to WPPD Chief of Investigations, two individuals were seated in a vehicle outside as they prepared to leave a residence.
Lee said two unidentified black males allegedly approached the vehicle as it remained parked and demanded the individuals inside the vehicle to open the doors.
According to victim reports, one of the alleged perpetrators detained one of the individuals at gunpoint and proceeded to assault him. The alleged offender then "took a large sum of cash" from the individual.
The two individuals then, according to Lee, "fled on foot into the darkness."
One of the alleged offenders, according to the report, was approximately 6 feet tall; the other was approximately 5-feet 2-inches tall.
Neither victim sustained "severe injuries," but the individual assaulted had "minor injuries."
Lee said no other information could be given as the investigation is still ongoing.
At about 9 a.m. Feb. 4, calls hit the WPPD in regards to a possible theft involving an outside air conditioning unit.
WPPD officers were dispatched to the 400 block of North Division Street to followup on the possible theft.
The homeowner reported to police that their air conditioning unit which was seated on a concrete slab located outside was allegedly stolen.
Lee said the offender allegedly cut all the wires connecting the unit to the conduit.
Given the size of a non-portable, outdoor air conditioning unit, Lee said the theft had to involve a minimum of two individuals.

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