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Robbery Leads to High-Speed Chase, 3 Arrested

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

DOTHAN, AL - On December 11, 2012 the Dothan Police Department responded to a report of a theft in progress which was then upgraded to a possible robbery at Ulta Beauty Supply, 4401 Montgomery Highway. Upon arrival, responding officers were unable to locate the suspects who had fled in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Within a few minutes of the original call, an alert Patrol Sergeant saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle traveling on West Main Street. A traffic stop was initiated however the driver failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit on East Main Street in the 4500 block when the suspect vehicle lost control and crashed.

Investigators requested all three suspects be arrested and transported to the Criminal Investigative Unit for a further investigation. Employees at Ulta were questioned and police confirmed the call was in fact a robbery of the store. Police learned the three suspects had worked together to conceal multiple items in a theft attempt but were confronted by store employees. During the confrontation, one of the three suspects reached into her purse, indicated she was armed with a gun and threatened to shoot the employee.

All three suspects have been charged with First Degree Robbery. Property from the incident was recovered in the suspects’ vehicle following the crash. No injuries were sustained by the suspects during the pursuit and crash.

•Tankia Watkins, black female, 20 years of age, of Montgomery, Alabama was arrested and charged with First Degree Robbery with bond being established later today. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

•Tinicka McWilliams, black female, 30 years of age, of Montgomery, Alabama was arrested and charged with First Degree Robbery with bond being established later today. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

•Getoria Brooks, black female, 16 years of age, of Montgomery, Alabama was arrested and charged as an ADULT with First Degree Robbery with bond being established later today. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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