Police arrest suspects who robbed local dealership and customers at gunpoint


WACO, Texas (KWTX) – After several months of investigation, police arrested three suspects responsible for the theft of local car dealership Richard Karr Motors and detaining customers at gunpoint on January 19, 2021.

The Waco Police Department identified one of the suspects as Phillip Dewayne Nichols Jr., 25.

Police said three suspects were masked and armed with handguns when they robbed customers and employees of the car dealership located at 900 West Loop 340.

After the armed robbery, suspects fled in an earlier stolen Ford F-250 in Nolanville, crashed the vehicle, and then fled the area on foot, police said.

Nichols received six arrest warrants on September 28, 2021 for aggravated theft in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was already in custody on numerous other charges, police said.

Police said a second suspect, identified only as a minor, was arrested on September 18, 2021 by the Waco Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit on six counts of aggravated theft.

The third suspect, also identified as a minor at the time of the theft, was arrested by the Waco Police Department’s gang unit on September 16, 2021 on six counts of aggravated theft, authorities said.

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