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4 Arrested For Robbing 2 Playing Pokemon Go

Posted: 3:44 PM, Jul 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-17 20:44:00Z
4 Arrested For Robbing 2 Playing Pokemon Go
4 Arrested For Robbing 2 Playing Pokemon Go

Four people have been arrested after allegedly robbing two people who were playing Pokemon Go on the steps of a church.

The incident happened just before midnight Saturday outside the East End United Methodist Church in the 1200 block of Holly Street.

A couple was sitting on the steps of the church playing the mobile app game when four men approached them and demanded their cell phones and keys.

The suspects robbed the two victims at gunpoint.

After the victims complied, the suspects fled on foot.

An officer worked with the victims to help them find their stolen phones through GPS coordinates.

Officials were then able to find a van parked at the intersection of 14th Avenue North and Pearl Street.

Police confirmed they arrested 20-year-old Deangelo Fisher, 19-year-old Emanuel Taylor III, 19-year-old Anthony Gray, and 20-year-old Jontrez London, Jr.

Authorities said they found the victims’ phones and a handgun inside the van.

The four suspects have been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.

Fisher was also charged with being a fugitive from justice stemming from a theft charge in Jefferson County, Alabama. He was being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

The other three were being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond each.

Police have urged the public to stay aware of their surroundings while engaged in activities.