Police arrest two Germantown residents in connection to a robbery in Chestnut Hill

News July 19, 2013 1 Comment

Eric Rawls and Shelvell Freeman

by Sue Ann Rybak

Eric Rawls, 37, and Shelvell Freeman, 27, both of Tacoma Street in Germantown were arrested on Wednesday, July 3 on the 8100 block of Germantown Avenue for allegedly robbing a 31-year-old woman, police said.

According to the police report, the Chestnut Hill resident was walking down the 8500 block of Shawnee Street when a man approached her from behind, pointed a gun at her and demanded she give him her purse and wedding ring. After she gave him the items, he fled on foot. The woman walked home and immediately called police.

Police charged Rawls and Freeman with robbery, simple assault, terroristic threats, criminal conspiracy, Violation of Uniform Firearms Act and other related offenses.

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  • G-Zim

    Usual suspects- smh. Sick of this same old story and I’m just shocked, shocked that these thugs pick on a woman walking home from work (imagine that!) and sneak up on her from behind – typical coward move from sub-humans. Nice work, PPD.