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Man wearing electronic monitoring bracelet leads NC police to robbery suspects

Catrell Holloway (Photo courtesy of the Mecklenburg County Jail) Catrell Holloway (Photo courtesy of the Mecklenburg County Jail)
Gaddarrius Murphy (Photo courtesy of the Mecklenburg County Jail) Gaddarrius Murphy (Photo courtesy of the Mecklenburg County Jail)
Porschia Jordan (Photo courtesy of the Mecklenburg County Jail) Porschia Jordan (Photo courtesy of the Mecklenburg County Jail)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police say a man who was out of jail and wearing an electronic monitoring device led them to himself and two other suspects were involved in a robbery last week.

A woman called police on Tuesday, Jan. 18, in reference to a robbery which happened along the 1300 block of Wembley Drive.  She told police she came to the location around 4:30 p.m. to look at a car in which she intended to buy.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Catrell Holloway, Gadarrius Murphy and Porschia Jordan approached the victim and asked to borrow her cell phone.

One of the suspects grabbed the victim's purse and tried to take it while another suspect indicated he had a gun. 

The suspects took the woman's purse and ran toward Central Avenue, police said.  

Investigators checked their electronic monitoring proximity report to determine if anyone wearing an electronic monitoring device had been in the area when the robbery occurred.

Police said Catrell Holloway was on electronic monitoring and was at the location when the robbery occurred. 

They tracked Holloway's movements to the 900 block of Pondella Drive where he and the other suspects were arrested.

The victim was taken to this location and she positively identified the suspects as the same who robbed her earlier.  Officers recovered the victim's purse from one of the suspects.

All three suspects were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. 

Holloway is also facing additional charges stemming from a Jan. 17 incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman on Kentbrook Drive.  Holloway had been placed on electronic monitoring for a March 11, 2010, armed robbery in which police say he committed on Shamrock Drive.  

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