SPD officers catch up with alleged liquor store robbers in record time

Crime

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Two men are facing charges in connection with the armed robbery of a local business Tuesday morning in west Shreveport, thanks to the good eye of witnesses and swift police action.

Julius Amos, 35, and 20-year-old Isaiah Singleton were taken into custody shortly after they allegedly robbed local liquor store.

Just after 9:30 a.m. on January 28, 2020, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to the Thrifty Liquor store located in the 8400 block of Linwood Avenue. 

When  they arrived, officers learned one man entered the business armed with a firearm and demanded money from the store employee.  After making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled from the business and entered a waiting blue vehicle, which then sped away.

Officers were able to obtain a vehicle description and plate number of the suspect’s vehicle.  They

spotted the getaway car in the 9200 block of Slack Road, where two men were immediately detained.

Upon further investigation, it was learned the two men were directly connected to the robbery. 

Police detectives were notified of the matter and conducted subsequent interviews with the detained suspects. 

Following interviews, authorities charged 35 year old Julius Amos and 20 year old Isaiah Singleton with one count of first degree robbery.  Both men were booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

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