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Flower Mound police ID robbery suspect

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Andy Dean Yarbrough
Andy Dean Yarbrough

Flower Mound police have identified the suspect that they believe held up two stores on January 16th.

Police said that surveillance video from Walgreens on Bruton Orand showing the suspect used a taxi service as a getaway vehicle led them to an address in Lewisville where the suspect, Andy Dean Yarbrough, 32, had been staying.

Yarbrough, described by relatives as a heavy drug user and homeless, was in custody at the Denton County Jail after being arrested by Lewisville Police on unrelated charges.

Yarbrough was charged with two counts of robbery.

The following is from the FMPD probable cause affidavit:

On 01-16-2016 at 2:04 p.m., Officer D. Kriese # 217 was dispatched to investigate a Robbery that had just occurred at Walgreens, 4021 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound.  Upon arrival, Officer Kriese located the victim and identified her as VICTIM1.  Victim 1 is an employee of Walgreens and was on duty at this date and time.

Victim 1 reported that on this date at around 1:45 p.m., she was confronted by a white male suspect at the cash register who was attempting to purchase beef jerky and cigarettes.  Victim 1 stated the suspect retrieved a piece of paper from his wallet and placed the paper on the register.  Victim 1 said the suspect told her to “Read this and do what it says.”  Victim 1 stated she read the note which stated, “Give me all the money in the register.”  Victim 1 stated the suspect told her to be calm and not make this a big deal because everyone would panic and he didn’t want that.   Victim 1 reported at this point she felt in fear of imminent bodily injury if she did not comply with the suspect’s demands and attempted to open the cash register.  Victim 1 stated she attempted to open the cash register for approximately 15 minutes without success. At this point other customers were in line behind the suspect so victim 1 signaled for help with the register from another employee. Victim 1 stated neither she nor the other employee could open the cash register and the suspect left Walgreens without obtaining any cash or merchandise.  Victim 1 described the suspect as a white male approximately 6’01 tall, slender, short brown hair, wearing blue jeans, brown boots, fluorescent yellow/green hoodie, and a brown coat with a hoodie.

Officer Kriese reviewed Walgreens video surveillance and discovered the above described suspect arrive at Walgreens in a Yellow Cab taxi minivan.  The video captured the Yellow Cab parked in a parking space on the west side of Walgreens.  The video showed the above described suspect exit the right rear passenger door of the taxi and enter Walgreens.  The video confirmed victim 1’s account of the Robbery.  The video shows the suspect exit Walgreens, enter the rear passenger door of the minivan taxi and the taxi departs the Walgreens parking lot north on Bruton Orand Blvd and continue north on Bridlewood Blvd.

At approximately 2:12 p.m., J. Styne-Burns # 256 was dispatched to investigate a Robbery that had just occurred at Caps Drive-In Fina Gas, 2801 Justin Road in Flower Mound, Denton County, Texas.  Upon arrival, Officer Styne-Burns located the victim and identified him as victim 2.  Victim 2 is an employee of Caps and was on duty at this date and time.

Victim 2 reported that on this date at around 2:10 p.m., he was confronted by a white male suspect at the cash register who was attempting to purchase butane lighter fluid.  Victim 2 stated he rang up the transaction and when the cash register drawer opened, the suspect stated, “I don’t want to hurt you” and demanded all the money in the register.  Victim 2 stated the suspect had his hand in right pocket and the pocket was pushed forward pointing towards him.  Victim 2 stated he assumed the suspect had a gun in his pocket based on the suspect’s gestures and demands.  Victim 2 stated he felt in fear of imminent bodily injury and complied with the suspect’s demands and gave the suspect cash from the register.  Victim 2 stated the suspect asked him if he had a panic button and told him “Don’t do anything; I don’t want to come back and hurt you.”  Victim 2 stated the suspect departed Caps with the cash and butane lighter fluid.  Victim 2 stated after the suspect departed, he saw the suspect enter the right rear passenger door of a Yellow Cab taxi.  Victim 2 was able to obtain the license plate of the Yellow Cab taxi (TX LP # BDF-7372) as it was driving away west on Justin Road.  Victim 2 described the suspect as white male between 5’08 and 6’03 in height, wearing blue jeans, tan coat, and a fluorescent yellow/green hoodie underneath the coat.  Caps does not have working video surveillance.

Detective D. York # 257 was assigned to follow up on this case.  Detective York contacted the Yellow Cab Taxi corporate office and provided them with the license plate number.  Yellow Cab Taxi confirmed the license plate number belonged to one of their taxi cabs.  Yellow Taxi Cab confirmed the taxi was in service on 01-16-2016.  Yellow Taxi Cab provided Detective York with the name and phone number of the driver of the taxi.

Detective York interviewed the cab driver at FMPD on 01-21-2016.  He confirmed he is employed as a driver by Yellow Cab Taxi and was on duty 01-16-2016 driving unit 602 which is a 2010 Doge minivan bearing TX LP # BDF-7372.  The driver stated that on 01-16-2016 he was dispatched to pick up a customer in Arlington at around 11:30 a.m.  The driver stated dispatch provided him with the name of the customer and the customers’ phone number.  The driver stated he arrived at the location which ended up being a vacant house.  The driver said he called the phone number and made contact with the suspect, Andy Dean Yarbrough, who used the nickname “Audy,” and confirmed he ordered the cab ride.  The driver said he made contact with the suspect who requested a ride to Lewisville.  The driver described the suspect as a white male who was wearing blue jeans, fluorescent yellow hoodie shirt and tan coat. 

The driver stated he drove the suspect to several locations over a 3-4 hour period.  The driver stated he entered the locations he drove the suspect to on his smartphone GPS.  The driver showed me his phone which contained the GPS locations.  The driver said he drove the suspect to an address in Lewisville.  The driver showed me the address on GPS which was on Hunters Glen in Lewisville.  The driver said while at the address, he observed the suspect meet with a black male outside the residence and retrieve two bags of luggage from the black male.  The driver said the suspect placed the luggage he obtained in the taxi and the suspect requested a ride to the Walgreens at 4021 Cross Timbers in Flower Mound.  The driver confirmed he drove the suspect to Walgreens but it was under the pretext that the suspect needed to purchase something for his girlfriend.  The driver stated he waited in his taxi while the suspect was inside Walgreens for around 20 minutes.  When the suspect returned, the driver stated he confronted the suspect and told him he wasn’t going to drive him around all day and needed some sort of payment from him.  The driver stated he drove north on Bruton Orand and departed Walgreens.  The driver stated he had no knowledge of what occurred inside Walgreens.  The driver stated he drove the suspect to Caps, 2801 Justin Road on the pretext of the suspect using an ATM.  The driver said the suspect went inside Caps and returned short time later and paid the driver $120 cash.  The driver again departed with the suspect and had no knowledge of what occurred inside Caps.  The driver said at that point the suspect requested to find a hotel.  The driver said he ended up dropping the suspect off at a Jack in the Box in Lewisville.

Detective York and Sgt. J. Hawley # 207 went to the address on Hunters Glen in Lewisville on 01-21-2015 at 1530 hours.  Detective York made contact with the resident.  The resident confirmed a white male came to his residence by taxi cab on 01-16-2016.  The resident identified the white male that came to his residence as his ex-girlfriends brother, Audy.  The resident invited detectives inside his residence and confirmed Audy retrieved two pieces of luggage from his residence on 01-16-2016.  The resident said “Audy” is a nickname and identified Audy’s legal name as Andy Dean Yarbrough (w/m, 01-15-1984), referred to as the suspect.  The resident advised the suspect was currently in custody at Denton County Jail after being arrested by Lewisville Police Department for unrelated charges.  The resident described the suspect as a heavy drug user and is currently homeless.  I showed the resident a screen shot from the video surveillance obtained from Walgreens.  The resident confirmed the person he saw on the Walgreens video screen shot is the suspect.  The resident said he has seen the suspect wear the same clothes (tan coat, fluorescent green hoodie shirt) on numerous occasions including 01-16-2016.

Detective York confirmed the suspect’s identity and verified the suspect was currently being held at the Denton County Jail since 01-19-2016.  Detective York obtained the book in photo from the suspects arrest in Lewisville.  Detective York identified the suspect from the book in photo as the Walgreen’s suspect.

The suspect did place victim 1 in fear of imminent bodily injury when he entered Walgreens, 4021 Cross Timbers Road on 01-16-2016 and attempted to gain property by demanding the victim empty her cash register.

The suspect did place victim 2 in fear of imminent bodily injury when he entered Caps Drive-In Fina Gas, 2801 Justin Road and obtained property from the victim.  Victim 2 believed the suspect had a gun in his right coat pocket and was being pointed at him.

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