Police identify suspects of Germantown Parkway crime spree - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police identify suspects of Germantown Parkway crime spree

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

Police said two people taken into custody after a police chase are responsible for a string of robberies in the Cordova and Germantown area.

Police arrested three people accused of carjacking after a chase Friday afternoon.

According to police, the car was stolen on July 18 in the 3200 block of Royal Knight Drive. The victim told officers that an armed person demanded his grey 2003 Toyota Corolla. The suspect then drove away in his car.

"I was sitting in the driver's seat and the one with the gun came up," said the carjacking victim.

This victim said he was headed to run errands when the men carjacked him, also taking his cell phone and wallet.

Police said after stealing his Toyota Corolla, the men went on a string of robberies within miles of each other in the Germantown Parkway area.

The next victim was robbed at the Rite Aid on Germantown Parkway.

"He had the gun on me, he said give me your wallet," said the robbery victim.

The men got away with $100.

The next day, another person was robbed in the parking lot of the Baptist Memorial Hospital facilities and another at the Wingate Hotel.

Friday, officers saw the car near the intersection of Germantown Road and Varnavas Drive. When officers tried to pull the car over, the three people inside ran.

Charles Smith,18, and Moses Stepeney, 18, have been charged with multiple crimes related to the carjacking. Their bond has been set at $950,000. The third person taken into custody is a juvenile.

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