More details released in alleged armed robbery and vehicle theft in Central Lubbock, 3 on the loose

An investigation continues as several people are on the loose and a juvenile remains jailed following an alleged armed robbery in which a vehicle was stolen on Sunday morning in Central Lubbock.

 

Details from a police report show police were called at about 11:57 a.m. to the 1900 block of 25th Street in reference to a vehicle that was reportedly stolen from a residence in the area.

A male juvenile was arrested after a Dodge Charger was stolen at gunpoint, according to Lubbock Police Department Public Information Officer Tiffany Pelt.

The report states a woman and her husband drove to her father-in-law’s residence to “bring him food” and had placed the keys to the vehicle on the couch.Moments later, the woman told police she witnessed a group of four arrive and enter her father-in-law’s residence without permission.

The armed group reportedly demanded the woman and her family lay on the ground. Instead, she reportedly ran out the door to a nearby house.

According to the police report, the woman’s husband said the group of four showed up armed “out of nowhere” as he was standing on the front porch of his father’s residence. One of the suspects reportedly pointed a shotgun at the his face, demanding “everything he had.”

At this point, the victim produced an unlisted amount of money, which the suspect took before entering the residence.

Once inside the home, the alleged suspects walked into a back bedroom, ran back out the front door, got into the Dodge Charger and fled the scene traveling southbound.

While en route, the responding officer drove south on Avenue X in an effort to cut off the suspect as the stolen vehicle was last reported as traveling westbound on 26th Street.

At this point, the report states the officer received word from dispatch indicating the woman’s husband was using a friend’s vehicle to track down his wife’s vehicle.

As the officer drove south on Avenue X and looked toward 21st Street, the Charger was observed to be traveling north in the 2000 block of Avenue W.

The officer reportedly turned around and began heading toward the intersection of 19th Street and Avenue X and activated emergency lights and sirens.Stopping in a parking lot in the 2300 block of 19th Street, the officer held onto a department-issued firearm and exited the duty vehicle, demanding the driver show his hands through the window of the stolen vehicle.

The officer arrested the suspect.

During the course of the investigation, officers located a person reportedly matching the description of one of the suspects.An arrest was made on an unrelated warrant, and the arrestee was reportedly cleared of any charges relating to the armed robbery, according to a police report.

As of Monday morning, three remain on the loose.No further information, including suspect description, was released.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Line at 741-1000.Callers may remain anonymous.

 

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