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.


Click here to e-mail Janice Broach.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

    Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:02:28 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:14:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File). FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston, at the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose ...(AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File). FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston, at the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose ...
    A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.More >>
    A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.More >>
  • $1 billion settlement awarded to rape victim

    $1 billion settlement awarded to rape victim

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:08 AM EDT2018-05-25 09:08:07 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-05-25 09:20:07 GMT
    Hope Cheston, who was raped by a security guard when she was a teenager, has been awarded a $1 billion verdict against the rapist's employer. (Source: WGCL/CNN)Hope Cheston, who was raped by a security guard when she was a teenager, has been awarded a $1 billion verdict against the rapist's employer. (Source: WGCL/CNN)

    A woman who was raped by a security guard when she was a teenager has been awarded a $1 billion verdict against the rapist's employer.

    More >>

    A woman who was raped by a security guard when she was a teenager has been awarded a $1 billion verdict against the rapist's employer.

    More >>
  • Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:52:19 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 6:45 AM EDT2018-05-25 10:45:26 GMT
    A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
    A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle.

    More >>

    Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly