Armondo Simon Dangerfield and Lateyon Jamall Finley

Armondo Simon Dangerfield and Lateyon Jamall Finley

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- Phoenix police say they've arrested two men allegedly linked to a series of armed robberies in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas.

Armondo Dangerfield and Lateyon Finley, both 27, were arrested on Monday.

Police say on Monday morning, they became aware of a car near 104th Street and Via Linda in Scottsdale that matched the description of a car spotted in prior armed robbery incidents around town.

When officers arrived to the neighborhood where the car was parked, they saw two men running out of a home. The men then got into the car and drove off. As officers began to follow the vehicle, they learned that the suspects had allegedly entered that house through an open garage door, and held a man and an 85-year-old woman at gunpoint, demanding valuables. Police say the suspects took the valuables, then struck the male victim with the handgun before running out.

A police helicopter joined in the effort as officers on the ground continued to follow the suspects' car. Police say the car drove into an apartment complex near Northern and 19th avenues, and both suspects were seen running into an apartment.

THE ARREST

Officers set up a perimeter around the complex, and a short time later, the suspects came out of the apartment and were taken into custody.

Police obtained a search warrant and officers searched the apartment. They say inside, they found evidence related to that morning's crime, including a handgun.

During an interview with detectives, police say the Dangerfield and Finley made statements connecting them to four other armed robberies. Police say that during those crimes, the suspects would enter the homes through an open garage door. Once inside, police say they would hold the victims at gunpoint and demand valuables.

Below is a list of crimes allegedly connected to the two suspects:

  • Nov. 23,at 9:20 a.m.-near 10400 E. Mission Lane, Scottsdale
  • Nov. 16 at 6:40 p.m.-near 5200 E. Cholla Street
  • Nov. 17 at 5:00 p.m.-near 900 E. Hearn Road
  • Nov. 18 at 8:40 a.m.- near 5100 E. Moreno Drive
  • Nov. 18 at 8:50 a.m.-near 18200 N. 26th Street

SCARY MOMENTS

The police report obtained by Arizona's Family on Tuesday reveals details about what happened at each of those crime scenes.

At one home, police say the suspect pointed a handgun at the homeowner, her son, and her 5-year-old granddaughter, while "demanding to know where was the safe inside the home was and where the money was," according to the police report.

Another victim told police he had been sitting on his couch watching TV when "he felt a metallic object tap him on the right side of the head. He looked up and saw a man wearing a ski mask, holding a black, semi-automatic handgun" pointed at his head.

According to the police report, Armando and Finley said they would enter homes through open garages, and had been "intentionally driving around looking for" open garage doors.

Armando told police he and Finley were together for all the robberies, and that Finley was the driver.

The police report also says the men drove to a location that buys gold, and sold the stolen jewelry for $475.

CHARGES AND BAIL

Dangerfield and Finley face multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, and trafficking in stolen property.

Dangerfield is being held on $25,000 bail. If he posts bail, he is required to wear an electronic monitoring device.

His next court appearance is set for Dec. 3.

Finley's bail was set for $15,000. If he posts bail, he is also required to wear an electronic monitoring device.

His next court appearance is also set for Dec. 3.

 

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