Housekeeper provided information to help pull of robbery - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Janice Broach

Housekeeper provided information to help pull of robbery

Police in Germantown said the housekeeper is the connection between the suspects and a home invasion last week. They say she provided the information that helped the suspects pull off the robbery.

A handcuffed Carra Abston walked up to the judge for her first court appearance.

Abston worked as a housekeeper at the Germantown home. She is accused of helping arrange the home invasion with her boyfriend of two weeks who is in custody, his cousin Dexter Waddell who also appeared in court and another man police have not yet captured.


Germantown investigators said they do not know if Abston was with the three suspects during the home invasion. But they do know she gave them details of the lay out of the house and what was inside.

Germantown police came up with Abston's name because she worked in the house. After they talked with her she became a suspect.

The homeowner said she saw three men  wearing ski masks in her house early Friday morning after they kicked in her side door. 

They confronted her at her bedroom door.  That's when they demanded cash and credit cards.

She told Action News Five all three men were pointing guns saying don't scream and we won't hurt you.

The crooks got away with a computer, cell phone, credit, and debit cards. They also got her pin number. Germantown police released video showing the card being used at a gas station ATM.  

Germantown police say the housekeeper's boyfriend was on parole for a previous aggravated robbery at a home.

The housekeeper does not have a record according to police.

All three suspects, being held on $200,000 bonds are scheduled to be back in court here in Germantown next week.

There is a fourth suspect still on the run.


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