PRESS RELEASE

On Monday, February 9th, 2015, Brunswick Police officers received a report of an armed robbery. A Hispanic male responded to the Brunswick Police Department and reported that he had been beaten up and robbed at knife point. The victim stated that at approximately 8:30 am he gave a white female a ride to Ellis Street Lane. Once there he stated the female used her cell phone and three black males arrived a couple of minutes later. The victim stated one of the suspects pulled a knife and demanded his money. After taking his money two of the suspects then struck the victim numerous times with their fist causing superficial injuries to his head, face, and arms. They also took his vehicle keys and destroyed his cell phone before fleeing on foot.

The victim was able to take officers to the location of the armed robbery at 2219 Ellis Street Lane. Officers made contact with Kevin Ellison and Holly Overstreet at this location. Overstreet was identified by the victim as the female that he had given the ride to. Ellison was also identified as one of the suspects involved in the robbery. While officers were investigating the incident two black males, later identified as Robert Riley and Lewis Jackson, walked up to the residence and asked what was going on. Riley and Jackson were also identified by the victim as the other two suspects involved in the robbery and battery against him.

All four suspects reside in Brunswick and were charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of false imprisonment. Additional charges are pending. Some of the stolen money and a knife suspected of being used in the robbery were recovered from two of the suspects.

Brunswick Police detectives are looking at possible connections involving these suspects and other similar crimes. Anyone with further information on similar crimes is asked to contact Detective Shaun Johnson at 912-267-5559, the Silent Witness hotline at 912-267-5516, or bpdtips@brunswickpolice.org.