***UPDATED 12-21-12***On 11-8-12, the APD received a call that a stolen vehicle was in a driveway of a vacant home in the 400 block of S. Maryland. The caller’s identity was not known. Responding officers found the robbery victim’s stolen pickup there. No one was in the pickup. It was returned to the owner. Robbery detectives continued their investigation into this incident, and developed evidence to support charges of aggravated robbery against two individuals. The detective also recovered the victim’s stolen television set, a ring, and home stereo unit from various locations related to the investigation. On 12-17-12, the 47th District Attorney’s Office accepted charges of aggravated robbery against William Xoumphonphakdy, Asian male age 32, cause #66361-Z and Pangnha Sam, Asian male age 27, cause #66362-Z. Warrants were issued for both individuals.
Both suspects were already in custody at the Potter Co. Detention Center on other charges at the time the charges were filed.
The investigation into this case is continuing, and anyone with additional information on this case can call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Callers with information leading to an arrest can qualify for a reward of up to $1000.
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On 10-29-12, at about 8:20 PM, officers were sent to a home in the 7500 block of Amarillo Blvd. East on a reported robbery. Officers met an Asian male age 42 that had been robbed. Through an interpreter, he reported that he had arrived home about two hours earlier and noticed three Hispanic males seated in a light colored pickup that was parked in front of his home. The victim was walking to his front door to enter the home when the three men approached him from behind. One was armed with a silver colored handgun. The armed suspect pointed the gun at the victim and forced him to allow them into the home with him. Once inside, they threatened to kill the man and had him sit in a chair. They used plastic ties to secure his hands and feet. They then dragged him to another room and placed him on the floor. The three suspects then searched the home and left with several items including a computer, clothing, and the victim’s wallet and car keys. When the victim was able to free himself, he found that the suspects had stolen his white 2012 Toyota pickup. The suspects were Hispanic males in their 20’s wearing white tee-shirts and dark colored shorts. No physical description of the men is available at this time. The victim was not injured and there have been no arrests. The vehicle has not been recovered.