2 of 3 Suspects Caught After Armed Robbery

You know the Highland Park Department of Public Safety had an eventful night if Sgt. Lance Koppa is issuing news alerts at 3:30 in the morning.

The excitement began at about 8:15 last night, when a resident of the 4300 block of Livingston Avenue (immediately southwest of Highland Park Village) called to say she’d been robbed on her front porch. A gunman and a male accomplice approached her and demanded her purse. She handed it over, and they ran to a getaway car driven by another accomplice.

A few minutes later, a DPS officer spotted the robbers’ car — a blue Pontiac — on Mockingbird Lane, east of the Village. Additional patrol units converged on the area. When officers tried to pull the Pontiac over, the getaway driver tried to, well, get away. The chase ended when the Pontiac hit a curb near the intersection of McCommas Boulevard and Central Expressway.

Two of the three people inside the Pontiac — Russell Starks, 47, and Charles Polk, 45 — were arrested immediately after the crash as they tried to flee on foot. The third suspect was still at large at the time of Sgt. Koppa’s news release. If you have information that will help lead to his capture, call 214-521-5000.

6 thoughts on “2 of 3 Suspects Caught After Armed Robbery

  • January 12, 2013 at 10:45 am
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    Great catch HP! Good thing HP does not have a “no chase policy”

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  • January 12, 2013 at 7:54 pm
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    This story brought a smile to my face. They should get steak dinners for the catch.

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  • January 13, 2013 at 12:03 am
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    If these clowns were “fleeing” all the way down Mockingbird to McCommas and Central then it must not have been a very high speed chase. I could walk faster than the traffic most of the time.

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  • January 14, 2013 at 10:29 am
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    What’s the story behind this “third suspect still at large”?

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  • January 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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    This is why I carry a concealed handgun.

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  • January 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm
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    How about mugs shots?

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