Midtown robbery victim will not let fear change her lifestyle - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Midtown robbery victim will not let fear change her lifestyle

Will Hayes and Brandon Nicholas Holmes (Source: SCSO) Will Hayes and Brandon Nicholas Holmes (Source: SCSO)

One Midtown robbery victim said she will not let fear change her lifestyle.

Will Hayes, 18, and Brandon Holmes, 18, along with a juvenile have been arrested in connection to two midtown robberies

According to an affidavit, on July 7, the two held up a man walking in the Melrose and Harbert area.

Three days later, another holdup happened near Court Street. This time, police said the two men robbed two victims walking in that area of town.

The robbers pointed guns and demanded the victims' keys, credit cards, and cell phones.

One of the victims said the men asked for the time before pulling their weapons.

"All three had guns pointed at us," the victim said.

She said the robbery happened in an area she typically walks, bikes, and feels safe in.

"You don't want to feel like you have to have a gun on you to go up the street and walk back in your house," the victim said.

Police got a break in the case when one of the victims tracked down their stolen phone with the help of the "Find My iPhone" app. 

The app led investigators to an address near Speed Street and Vollintine Avenue when they saw a Volvo matching the description of the suspects' vehicle.

Officers took Holmes and Hayes into custody after they found clothing and shoes during a search of the area.

Even though the men are caught, one victim still feels vulnerable.

"It makes you look over your shoulder more, make you a little more standoffish," the victim said.

But she refuses to let that change her day-to-day life.

"I'm not going to change my lifestyle because of that one incident," she said.

Both men are charged with aggravated robbery.

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