DALLAS Dallas police have arrested and charged a third person for her alleged role in a series of robberies targeting residents on their driveways.
Shaketta Rachell Johnson, 19, was arrested for traffic violations on Wednesday. Police arrested Charles Hunt and Santana Andrews following a robbery in Oak Cliff on Feb. 20. According to Dallas Police Department spokesman Max Geron, Johnson is Andrews' cousin.
There have been 24 robberies throughout the city since January began. Many of these have occured in Northeast Dallas and Lake Highlands the robberies Hunt, Andrews and Johnson are connected to have been in Oak Cliff and Pleasant Grove. Throughout the investigation, police have cautioned that there may be multiple suspects who are not working in concert.
According to an arrest affidavit, Hunt, 51, told detectives that Johnson was present during a robbery on Feb. 14 in Pleasant Grove. The suspect, a male, confronted two women who pulled into the driveway of a home in the 900 block of Zola Lane. The man had a dark mask and a gun. One of the two victims' child was in the vehicle at the time, the affidavit says.
The women feared for their lives and handed their purses over. The suspect fled in a silver SUV, making away with a wallet, makeup, identification and $2,300 cash, the affidavit says.
After his arrest, Hunt allegedly confessed to the Pleasant Grove robbery and told investigators Johnson was inside the getaway vehicle. Johnson later corroborated Hunt's story and confessed to 'multiple other robberies.'
She gave specific details of the Pleasant Grove robbery, the affidavit says. Johnson was driving the silver SUV with Hunt and another girl 'she only knows as Ashley.' They spotted two Hispanic women exiting a vehicle in their driveway. According to the affidavit, Hunt grabbed a gun and Ashley grabbed 'a large knife' and confronted the two.
Johnson told investigators the two returned with two purses. She also told police there was a child in the car. She said she made $600 from the robbery. Johnson is being held in the Dallas County Jail on a charge of aggravated robbery. Bond has not been set, but she's being held on outstanding warrants.
Speaking from jail last week, Hunt claimed he was only the getaway driver and participated in the robberies to make some quick money.
'Why did I go? One, because they were going to fill up my car with gas; and two, give me 60 bucks,' he said.