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LAWTON OK — Lawton’s Central Mall was evacuated and several stores were shut down after the discovery of some unattended bags.
Shoppers were ordered out of the central part of the mall Monday after mall security officers noticed a gray suitcase and a black bag near a bench. Police were called and cordoned off the area.
About two hours after the initial report a 26-year-old man told police the bags belonged to him and contained clothes. He told authorities he was traveling by bus to Colorado and didn’t want to carry the bags while shopping.
Stephen A. Kelly, 23, of Niantic, was arrested by a Mohegan Sun state police detective after he was found urinating in an Earth Casino pit.
Security officers approached Kelly, who they say became combative, and attempted to eject him from the casino.
Kelly was charged with breach of peace and released on $500 cash bond. He is expected in Norwich Superior Court Jan. 8.
Ventura County CA
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman wanted for the armed robbery of the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel, 50 W. Daily Drive, on Dec. 16 around 11:50 p.m.
Witnesses describe the man as Hispanic, between 35 to 40 years old, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 240 pounds. The woman, also Hispanic, is between 25 and 30 years old. She is described as heavyset and about 5 feet 7 inches tall. Both wore all black clothing and Santa hats during the late-night robbery.
According to police, the couple entered the hotel lobby around midnight, jumped the counter and threatened the night clerk with a large kitchen knife. The robbers told the night clerk to lie face down and then took about $600 in cash from the register.
Police said a security guard saw the two leave the hotel in a light-colored small sedan similar to a Honda Civic.
The two are also suspected of robbing the same hotel earlier this month.
Please call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crime Unit at (805) 477-7000 with any information regarding this robbery.
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