University of Alabama Police Arrest 2 Suspects in On-Campus Robberies Saturday
Investigators in Tuscaloosa have arrested two men accused of robbing several victims on the campus of the University of Alabama Saturday morning.
Early Saturday morning, the school used the UA Alert system to notify students of three robberies that took place on campus just after 12 a.m. Saturday.
Police said the suspects picked up at least three people in a 4-door Honda sedan and robbed them of personal property before allowing them to exit the vehicle.
According to new court documents obtained by the Tuscaloosa Thread, investigators have identified and arrested two of the men allegedly responsible for the crimes.
In a deposition filed after the arrests, UAPD officers said they obtained surveillance video of the robberies and identified the vehicle the suspects were using.
About 22 hours after the robberies were reported, officers tracked down the same Honda and found two men who matched descriptions provided by the victims riding inside.
Both suspects arrested Saturday night are residents of Uniontown, Alabama in nearby Perry County.
One suspect, 21-year-old Joshua Vantrel Norfleet, allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle and helping another man flee the area after the robberies.
The second suspect, Ja'Quaylon Montzel Robertson, was wearing a jacket that exactly matched descriptions provided by the robbery victims. He reportedly admitted to police that he had been in the vehicle with the owner before he stopped cooperating and would not provide any more information to investigators.
Both men were charged with two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of first-degree theft of property.
They were each booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on combined bonds of $25,000 each.
Robertson's mugshot was not publicly available Monday afternoon, which may indicate he is no longer an inmate at the jail.
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