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Bryan aggravated robbery suspects arrested in Waller County

Posted at 6:06 PM, Jan 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 12:40:19-05

Suspects in aggravated robberies in Bryan were arrested in Waller County early Saturday after police tracked their location using a phone app.

Thomas Watkins, 20, Tariq Carter, 20, and Brian Andrews, 20, were charged with aggravated robbery x 3.

Just after midnight on Jan. 30, officers responded to 503 Foch Street for a robbery that just occurred.

The two victims stated that four males wearing dark jackets presented two firearms and demanded their property, according to online records.

The victim stated one of the males placed the muzzle of the firearm into his ribcage and demanded his property. The victim gave them his wallet and his phone. The other victim also gave them his phone.

Witnesses said the four males fled in a white four door sedan, according to the probable cause statement.

A short time later, another officer was dispatched to a report of a robbery at Williamson Park.

That victim said he was at Williamson Park skateboarding when he was robbed by three males who were operating a white car.

According to the victim, one of the older suspects made small talk with the victim after the three males exited their car. While speaking to the suspect, a juvenile male approached and brandished a black semi-automatic pistol, demanding all of the victim's property.

The victim handed his phone to the older suspect. He stated the older suspect told him that "this was what they have to do to make money." The victim also stated the younger suspect who was pointing the gun at him told him, "I don't want to shoot you."

They then fled the scene into a white four door sedan that pulled up to pick them up.

The victim returned to his residence and began tracking his phone using an app. As he noticed the location of his phone returning back towards his residence, the victim called College Station police.

CSPD responded and began tracking the phone. The phone traveled southbound on Highway 6. CSPD was able to coordinate with Waller County Sheriff's deputies and they were able to stop the vehicle in Hempstead.

Waller County deputies located the vehicle, and with assistance from Hempstead PD and DPS, stopped the vehicle and detained all 4 occupants.

The deputy observed the phone in the vehicle along with the hand grip of a pistol sticking out from under the seat, according to the probable cause statement.

Officers located several of the stolen items in the vehicle. Police also said there are surveillance cameras at Williamson Park where you can see the suspects robbing the victim.

The three men and one juvenile male who were in the vehicle were arrested.

The men were transported back to the Brazos County Jail.