Man arrested for threatening to shoot woman in face during robbery

(Source: WMC Action News 5)
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Possible suspect's vehicle (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Possible suspect's vehicle (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department arrested a man accused of robbing two people at gunpoint in Cooper-Young on Tuesday night.

The robbers got away with the victims' phones and iPad, but what she says they really took was her sense of security from a place she loves.

"One of them had a bandana on his face. The other one had a gun, a large gun," said Courtney Oliver, who's lived at her home in Cooper-Young for more than nine years.

Two men, one of them armed with a pump action shot gun, reportedly robbed Oliver and her co-worker.

"He demanded to have our stuff. And when we didn't get it to him right away, he kept saying shoot her in the face," Oliver said.

She said she did not put up a fight, but she did refuse to hand over her rings and that's when the men threatened to shoot her in the face.

Antoneio Dorse, 18, was arrested in connection to the crime. He is charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest.

The whole ordeal took less than a minute, but thanks to neighborhood watch cameras, a picture of the suspect's vehicle was handed over to police.

"I'm a little sad because I feel like something been taken away from me and my home ownership," Oliver said. "I probably shouldn't have been sitting outside late at night, exposed, on an open street. But I absolutely won't be doing that again."

But she said the robbery does not change the love she has for Memphis or the Cooper-Young area.

"This does not make me afraid to live here but it does make me more cautious and want to urge neighbors to continue to look our for each other," Oliver said.

Police are still investigating this crime. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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