WATERLOO – Police in Waterloo arrested three people after a supermarket robbery and in a separate incident, a man was arrested after he held up a cash advance store.
Waterloo police announced that they arrested three people in connection to the robbery of an employee of the Byron Super Market located at 306 Byron Avenue in Waterloo. Shortly after 10:00 PM Thursday night, October 16, Waterloo Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Byron Super Market. An employee was stopped outside the business by a suspect who displayed a handgun and demanded the night deposit and other items. During the investigation, information was developed and two search warrants were executed. As a result of the investigation, 20-year-old Jessie Mathews, 24-year-old Jutaveus Collett and 39-year-old Jimmy Robinson were taken into custody and booked into the Black Hawk County jail on charges of 2nd degree robbery. The investigation is still ongoing and no further information or photos are being released at this time.
Earlier, on October 15, 2014, Waterloo Police were called to the Hometown Cash Advance located at 2842 University Ave on a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that a male had entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect fled the scene on foot.
As officers arrived in the area, they located a subject matching the description of the suspect and a foot pursuit ensued. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect as well as locate evidence of the crime.
The suspect was identified as Stevie Dewayne Harrington age 26 of Waterloo. He was charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Possesion of Weapons as a Felon. He is currently being held in the Black Hawk County Jail.