Police make arrests in string of robberies - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Blair Simmons

Police make arrests in string of robberies

Two men have been arrested and charged in a string of robberies, and could face additional charges, Memphis Police said Friday.

John Albea and Kion Threalkill were charged with aggravated robbery after they robbed a woman and her children at gunpoint in a hospital parking lot in Germantown. The men then crossed into Memphis, robbing a Cordova man in his driveway of one dollar.
From there, police said, the suspects robbed Freewheelin' Franks on Germantown Parkway. They then went up the road and robbed Howard's Donuts.

"They ordered the clerk to lay on the ground and took proceeds from the register.  They were armed at the time," said Lt. Joe Scott of the Memphis Police Department.

Albea and Threalkill stand accused of four robberies in one night, and investigators believe they could be responsible for as many as eight other robberies.

"We go through all the reported robberies with the same M.O. and look at any connection these two individuals may have. We know they went on that spree that particular evening and we're trying to piece that together," Scott said.

Investigators said their motive was to attack people in their driveways or coming out of businesses.

According to police, Threalkill and Albea will face additional charges as the Safe Street Task Force continues its investigation.

Both suspects are being held on $500,000 bond. Their court dates are set for January 11th.

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