At approximately 2:18 pm Tuesday afternoon, a 26 year old disabled female was sitting in her car in the parking lot of the Capital City Shopping Center when an armed gunman forced his way into the vehicle.
The suspect ordered the victim to drive him to a nearby ATM where she was then forced to withdraw cash from the ATM. Not satisfied with the amount of money that was withdrawn, the suspect forced the victim to drive to another ATM further north on Dirksen Parkway.
However, a citizen had observed this crime occurring and provided detailed information to police through 911. The suspect was not aware that he had been spotted.
Responding officers recognized the victim’s vehicle as it headed north on Dirksen Parkway, and stopped the it in the J.C. Penney’s parking lot. The suspect was arrested without incident.
A search of the car revealed a realistic looking B.B. pistol hidden in the car. The victim was not injured in this incident.
Arrested was Sophann Ros, 30, of the 1900 block of Gregory Court. He was arrested for Vehicular Invasion, Aggravated Robbery, and Unlawful Restraint.