Auburn Police Division announced today they arrested two people on Sunday in connection to a string of robberies committed over the weekend. Trevon Hutchinson, 18, of Opelika, was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery and two counts of third-degree assault. A 16-year-old male was charged with four counts of second-degree robbery and four counts of third-degree assault.
The arrests stem from four separate incidents of victims being assaulted and property being taken from them. The male victims, ages 21-36, were approached and robbed as they walked in isolated areas near North College Street, West Magnolia Avenue and North Donahue Drive. Similar suspect descriptions were given to police as the crimes were reported. Officers on foot patrol interrupted another robbery as it was happening, resulting in Hutchinson being taken into custody.
Further investigation resulted in the teen also developing as a suspect and implicated in all four incidents, and juvenile complaints were obtained for his arrest. Arrest warrants were obtained on Hutchinson charging him in two of the incidents. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are anticipated on Hutchinson and a third suspect.
Hutchinson was transported to the Lee County Jail where he is being held on a $102,000 bond. The teen was transported to the Lee County Youth Development Center, where he is being detained and awaiting a detention hearing. Auburn police said today anyone with information on the cases is encouraged to call detectives at 334-501-3140 or the 24-hour, non-emergency number 334-501-3100. Callers may also provide information anonymously on the tip line 334-246-1391.
Aug. 31, 2017 UPDATE:
On Wednesday, Aug. 30, Auburn police obtained four additional warrants for the arrest of Hutchinson, charging him with two more counts of second-degree robbery and two more counts of third-degree assault in connection to the robberies that occurred over the past weekend.
The warrants were executed at the Lee County Jail where he is now being held on a $204,000 bond. This case remains under investigation.