On July 16th, 2018, officers were dispatched to an armed robbery at the Kwik Stop. Officers quickly arrived at the Kwik Stop and were advised that the suspect entered the store, placed the clerk at gunpoint, and took money from the cash register. The victim stated that the suspect fled on foot moments prior to police arrival. A “Be On The Lookout” (B.O.L.O.) for the suspect was immediately issued over the police radio.
Officer Jodlyn Antoine began to methodically search the immediate area of where the robbery occurred, and located a suspect that matched the description from the B.O.L.O., in an alleyway. Officer Antoine calmly advised on the police radio that he had a possible suspect in sight. Officer Antoine’s approach the suspect, and gave a loud verbal command to stop, and the suspect proceeded to flee from him on foot. Officer Antoine requested immediate back-up from additional units, who quickly saturated the area, and confined the suspect in the aforementioned alleyway. Officer Antoine coordinated with the other officers on the scene and safely took the suspect into custody without further incident.
During a search of the suspect’s person, it was discovered that the firearm used during the commission of the armed robbery was not in his possession. Officer Antoine again coordinated with other officers on the scene and began to conduct an area canvas in an attempt to locate the firearm. The suspect’s firearm, and the mask that was used in the robbery, were found in a nearby trash can.
The suspect was in possession of a book bag, which contained the money that was taken during the robbery. A show-up was subsequently conducted, and the suspect was positively identified by the victim.
Officer Antoine demonstrated great commitment to service, in this case, He was extremely instrumental in locating and safely apprehending this armed robbery suspect. Officer Antoine’s commitment to the community, and the Department’s motto of “Making a Positive Impact”, brings a sense of peace to the community, and ultimately assists in keeping the community safe.