published Friday, April 1st, 2011

Teenager arrested for residential robbery, police search for second suspect

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    Britain Crutcher, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery by the Chattanooga Police Department.
    Courtesy Chattanooga Police Department

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    London Crutcher is wanted by police in connection with a robbery at 1994 Appling St.
    Courtesy Chattanooga Police Department

A Chattanooga teenager was arrested and another man is wanted in connection with a residential robbery at 1994 Appling Street on Thursday.

Britain Crutcher, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of aggravated assault and theft over $1,000, police said.

Crutcher’s arrest came after police located Buffie Johnson’s stolen Ford Escape on Autumn trail and police were told the truck had been previously parked where Crutcher lived, said Chattanooga Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

When police arrived at the house on Paw Trail, Crutcher ran from a shed into the house, Weary said. Police searched the shed and found Johnson’s stolen computer tower. Warrants were taken for Crutcher’s arrest, she said.

London Crutcher, brother of Britain Crutcher, is believed by investigators to be connected to the robbery. London Crutcher has several warrants including warrants for aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping, police said.

On Thursday, police reported that three suspects rushed into Johnson’s home and demanded money. Johnson and her daughter were forced into a bathroom and forced to undress, police said.

During the robbery, Johnson was shocked with a stun gun and her boyfriend was hit in the eye with a pistol, Weary said.

Anyone who has information on London Crutcher’s whereabouts or the robbery is asked to contact the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.

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outdoorguy said...

I wish they would try to rob my place. I will gladly leave the door unlocked for them. Once in they wont be able to walk back out.

April 1, 2011 at 11:15 a.m.
dao1980 said...

No joke, anyone that would walk through a homeowners door not knowing what's on the other side can't have a very good sense of self preservation.

April 1, 2011 at 11:28 a.m.
discovery said...

Their "parents" named the two London and Britain. Seriously.

April 1, 2011 at 1:01 p.m.
sangaree said...

@dao1980, maybe the perps did know what was on the other side of the door. These type crimes are rarely stranger related crimes. Only later is it revealed the perps and vics knew one another on some level.

April 2, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
LondonC1989 said...

This is a false report timesfreepress should be asshamed of this trying to make another young male look like a criminal. This is London Crutcher

November 30, 2011 at 7:42 a.m.
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