Green Market Robber Caught
There were two street robberies involving juveniles, two robberies involving adults, and one commercial robbery within the Bonham beat during February and early March.
On March 2 at 09:20 p.m., a 40-year-old man brandishing a handgun robbed Green Market on the Oak Street, apparently for the second time. After the first robbery on February 21, security was increased; however, the suspect continued his spree and attempted to rob the Uncle Jerry store on March 4. He was captured during the attempt and was awaiting a court date last month.
According to Inspector Roderick Jenkins of the Robbery Bureau, the suspect may have committed 15 robberies within Bonham and Greenville cities. Witnesses are viewing photo spreads in an attempt to identify the suspect who is in custody.
Unfortunately, the report copies regarding the following incidents were unavailable, so we’ve only the bare facts.
On February 25 at 6:20 p.m. the 15-year-old boy was arrested at Elm and Fifth streets by the local police officers and charged with the robbery and aggravated assault.
While standing at the corner of View and Main on February 11 at 2:35 p.m. two High School girls were robbed of their necklaces by three other 15-year-old girls.
On the same day at 12:30 p.m. a 22-year-old street vendor was robbed of money at View and Elm streets.
A 34-year-old suspect was caught and booked by Ingleside officers, following an attempted robbery of a 25-year-old man near 11 St. on March 1 at 6:20 p.m.
A 58-year-old man was the target of two muggers on February 25 at 10:32 p.m. As the man walked along the 323 block of Church Street, he was grabbed from behind by the first suspect. While he struggled, the second suspect joined the fight and took the man’s wallet.