Man charged with robbing AT&T store in 2021

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – A man was arrested Friday for his role in an April 2021 robbery at an AT&T store, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Davlon Baker was arrested for robbery and larceny when the property’s value is over $50,000.

On April 12, 2021, St. Joseph’s County Police Department officers were called to the AT&T store on Ironwood and SR 23 for a theft report.

Police were told four men wearing face masks entered the store and forced everyone to the back, ordering them to face the wall while an employee put the phones into the suspects’ duffel bags, according to information.

Witnesses said the men asked to be taken to the phones immediately and said ‘don’t hurt me,’ reports said.

The AT&T employee put a GPS tracker in one of the bags.

The four men left the store in a black Saturn SUV, which was later found in a nearby apartment complex.

The men allegedly stole 70 cell phones for a total of $51,015.24.

Surveillance footage showed the first man entering the store wearing blue trousers with a white stripe down the side and a True Religion sweatshirt.

He was later identified as Davlon Baker.

Police tracked the duffle bag with GPS and stolen cell phones to US 31 North in Michigan, where the vehicle was traveling at approximately 100 miles per hour.

The next day, police in Allegan County, Michigan contacted St. Joseph County Police to say a vehicle had crashed in their county and the vehicle contained duffel bags full of phones. and a wallet.

Three of the four occupants of the vehicle were arrested.

St. Joseph County detectives visited Baker, the only adult detained, in the Allegan County Jail.

At first, Baker allegedly told detectives that he had not been to St. Joseph County the day before.

Eventually, Baker told police he had been there and was the individual seen under surveillance in the blue and white pants, according to reports.

The pants were recovered from Baker’s prison property and the True Religion sweatshirt was found in the SUV.

Baker told police he stole from the store because he needed the money, reports said.

He was arrested Friday and is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail on $10,000 bond.

He is due in court on July 28.

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