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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Five Arrested/Charged in CBD Armed Robberies

(GREENVILLE)- GPD investigators have identified and arrested five individuals for their involvement in the armed robbery of one couple and the attempted armed robbery of another on April 24 in the Central Business District (CBD). The suspects range in age from 15-years-old to 19-years-old.

Those arrested were:

  • 19-year-old Daquavious Harris Sweeney
  • 18-year-old Tariq Sullivan
  • 18-year-old Trequan Young
  • 16-year-old Brian Massey (This juvenile is being charged as an adult)
  • A 15-year-old: Unnamed because he is a minor

Four of the five suspects were arrested on Friday. Massey was arrested this morning. Most of the suspects have provided detectives with information regarding their involvement in the robberies. During the course of the investigation, a 9 mm handgun was recovered and detectives believe it was used during the commission of these crimes. Additionally, police have recovered some of the stolen cell phones from the robberies.

There are multiple charges for these suspects to include: Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, and Possession of a Weapon during the commission of a violent crime. All warrants for the four named suspects being charged as adults are included with this email along with pictures.

GPD detectives reviewed hours of video surveillance footage obtained from both city-owned and privately-owned cameras and were able to identify the five suspects who committed both robberies. The suspects were recognized by GPD officers after investigators created and distributed screenshots from the video recordings. 

Massey is being held pending a $30-thousand bond. Sweeney, Sullivan, and Young are being held under no bond. The 15-year-old is charged within the juvenile court and will be adjudicated through family court.

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