Monday, August 19, 2013

Police Nab Robbery Suspects

Three suspects were arrested last night in connection with a robbery that took place at 13th and Northampton streets on Sunday evening, Easton police have announced.

A 27-year-old man was robbed of $480 cash and a cell phone at the Getty station location at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said, adding that the victim was punched and three suspects fled in a black Ford Focus with a "Hello Kitty" license plate on the vehicle's front end.

Police were on alert looking for the vehicle, a release from the Easton Police Department said, and later that night, at about 11:15 p.m., Detective Chris Miller, then off-duty, noticed the suspect vehicle and followed it into Wilson Borough, where he coordinated with Wilson Police to stop the car.

Wilson Borough police stopped the car and found the suspects inside in the 1900 block of Freemansburg Avenue, a media release states.

The three suspects, Justin Phipps of Easton, Kasim Ramsey and Anthony Moore, both of Brooklyn, NY, were all arrested at the scene.

Phipps has been charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance, according to police.

Ramsey has been charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault, and possession of a small amount of marijuana, they added.

Moore reportedly faces charges of robbery, theft, and receiving stolen property.

All three were committed to Northampton County Prison after being processed, Easton police said.

"This is an example of great police work by Wilson and Easton police!" concluded Easton Police Inspector Daniel Reagan in a media release.

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