On Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 9:30am the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department received a 911 call of a robbery in progress in the 1100 Block of Beech Street. Upon initial investigation, it was reported to officers that two unknown suspects entered the residence through an unlocked door. Once inside the residence, both suspects, while displaying a handgun, demanded property from the victims. The suspects left the residence carrying a 51 inch flat screen television and two video games.
Detectives Sgt. Devin Warner, Tom Briggs, Shawna Yonts, and Tye Whatley responded to scene and continued the investigation. Subsequent information led Detectives to Town North Apartments in Texarkana, Texas, where they located the suspects in the process of unloading a 51 inch flat inch television from the back of a vehicle. Upon observing detectives, one of the suspects dropped the television and fled on foot. Detective Briggs chased the suspect for an extensive amount of time until apprehending him in the complex. Both suspects, identified as Calvin Martin, B/M 18yoa, and Syrroy Cannon. B/M 18yoa, were arrested in Texarkana, Texas and will face charges of aggravated robbery.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)