Early Morning Robbery

02.06.2012/2:20am   Robbery/Possession of a Controlled Substance   4109 S. Staples   1202060014

Units responded to 4109 S. Staples reference a theft in progress at the Wal-Mart. When they arrived officers were told that a black male had stolen a large screen T.V. from the store and in the process punched a witness in the face.

The suspect was described as a bald black male wearing a red long sleeve shirt who drove off in a black Cadillac going south on Staples.

Upon putting out a BOLO via the police radio for the suspect, another officer located the vehicle travelling south on Staples and conducted a traffic stop. Officers identified the driver of the vehicle as Wilford Celestine (6-6-1975) and located the stolen television as well as a bag containing a controlled substance in the vehicle. Witnesses identified the suspect as the individual who stole the television and assaulted the witness.