On Tuesday, December 22nd, just before 2:00 PM, Garland Police Officers, with the assistance of Dallas Police, arrested four suspects for aggravated robbery at a business in the 6200 block of Broadway Boulevard.
Officers learned the suspects pulled up to the business in a black SUV, exited armed, and approached the business. Employees of the store observed the suspects and were able to lock the doors, preventing the suspects from entering. Undercover Dallas Police officers observed the suspects and began to follow them until Garland officers arrived near Wynn Joyce Road and Northwest Highway. DPS 101 was also requested to assist. When officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle fled, leading officers in a vehicle pursuit.
Due to the suspects being armed and actively evading, Garland officers utilized the Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver, successfully disabling the suspect vehicle near Santa Anna and Garland Road, in Dallas. The four occupants were taken into custody.
Two adults, 17-year-old Samidre Washington and 18-year-old Jatyrine Stewart, and two 16-year-old juveniles, all residents of Dallas, were arrested. All subjects are charged with Aggravated Robbery, and Stewart, who was the driver, is also charged with Evading Arrest.
The adults were transported to the Garland Detention Center and the juveniles to the Garland Juvenile Processing Center, who will later be transported to Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center
A handgun was recovered in the vehicle.
Garland PD said, “We want to thank the Dallas Police Department and the DPS Helicopter for their assistance in apprehending these four aggravated robbery suspects.”
No bond has been set. This is an ongoing investigation.