Southeastern armed robbery involves two police departments - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Southeastern armed robbery involves two police departments

Police say Joshua and Robert Chapman were out for cash Tuesday morning.

Employees at a Southaven Citgo say the two men robbed the place at gunpoint then took off.

Southaven Police Chief Tom Long says that's when workers called police, "Instant notification. There was no downtime. They immediately called and gave us the best description they had and that they were Northbound on 55."

Moments later a Southaven squad car was in pursuit.

Long says the chase soon crossed state lines into Memphis, "Memphis was excellent in their response."

The two departments worked together to stop the vehicle.

Long says that cooperation is nothing new, "What affects them affects us and what affects us, affects them and so we're all interested in catching these guys."

Long says the get away car was cornered in this apartment complex off Airways, "They made it as far as they could and realized there was no way out. They threw it in reverse at that time and rammed one of our cars several times in an attempt to crash past him."

The attempt was unsuccessful.

The men were taken into custody, one each by both Memphis and Southaven Police.

The men are expected to be extradicted to Southaven soon.

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