Police Arrest Allens Lane Robbers After Connecting the Dots
Two men were arrested for stealing copper pipes.
It was the public's input that helped police arrest two men in connection with an Allens Lane robbery that took place about a month ago.
The robbery, which happened on the 200 block of Allens Lane on April 11, involved two men, who were posing as contractors, taking copper pipes from a vacant home.
A witness observed them doing so and reported the incident to police, but they were unable to make an arrest in that instance.
It was only later that police were able to connect the trail that led to the two men. Another witness observed them doing the same thing at a home on the 1700 block of Plymouth Street on April 18. In that case, police were able to catch up with the men and make arrests.
So police tracked the two men back to the information they had received from the Allens Lane witness. Pretty soon, the men were charged with the initial crime as well.
14th Police District Capt. Joel Dales said that wouldn't have been possible without the public's help.
"I keep stressing how, when the people in the community give out good information and come forward, we can tie information together," Dales said.