SPD releases more details from Tuesday 23rd/Jax laptop thief arrest

SPD is out with full details from the Tuesday afternoon laptop theft at the 23rd and Jackson Starbucks that ended with one arrest and the recovery of a stolen laptop. SPD says the suspect captured with the stolen laptop is a juvenile and was booked into the Youth Service Center. SPD confirms our report that a stolen handgun was found on the suspect during the arrest.

A new element in the newly released report details how the two suspects were working together and the involvement of a second victim.

Here is the full SPD report:

Juvenile Robber captured

On 3-1-11, at approximately 2:11 p.m., officers responded to a call of a strong-arm robbery at a business in the 2300 block of S. Jackson St. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim. He stated that a black male teen suspect with an afro, wearing a dark jacket, stole his laptop and ran off Southbound from the location. Officers arriving in the area advised dispatch that they had just seen a suspect matching that description running Southbound in the 400 block of 25 AV S.  The officers located the suspect still in possession of the laptop and detained him in the 500 block of 25 Av S.  A loaded stolen handgun was also located on the suspect.

The victim stated that a second suspect was also involved.  A second victim was also located at the business.

It was determined that suspect 2 and the suspect 1 coordinated to steal the laptops.  The victim confronted Suspect 2 as he exited the Starbuck’s and attempted to retrieve his laptop and phone.  They struggled and fell to the ground.  Suspect 2 handed the laptop off to suspect 1 who ran from the scene SB on 23 Av S.  The second laptop and cell phone were damaged in the struggle.  Suspect 2 then ran SB from the scene and is still at large.

Suspect 1, a male 17-years-old was booked into Youth Service Center for Investigation of Robbery, Violation of Uniform Firearms Act, and Possession of Stolen Property.

Suspect 2, is described as a black male, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.

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