Allegedly robbed at gunpoint in the downtown area, a woman called police at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, tipping them off to three suspects, including two men and one woman, in a blue minivan.
The victim told police that the three, with a firearm in their possession, approached her in the van and demanded prescription medication. She was not injured in the incident.
Police located the van at 8:48 a.m., parked outside of a residence in the 300 Block of 13th Street, which led them to initiate a day’s worth of surveillance.
The van was seen leaving the area by that afternoon, prompting police to conduct a traffic stop, which was unsuccessful in recovering either firearms or the suspects involved in the robbery.
Surveillance on the residence continued and a search warrant was executed into the mid-afternoon, during which time street access was blocked off around an apartment complex in the 300 block of 13th Street.
One nearby resident said officers were already in place when he came home from work at 5 p.m., while another who was standing nearby suggested police arrived on scene around 3:30 p.m.
Shortly after the police action ended, one officer armed with a high-powered rifle stood outside one of the doors on the outside of the 13th Street apartment building at 7:30 p.m., while investigators continued searching the premises.
Like the traffic stop, the search warrant officers executed failed to recover either firearms or robbery suspects.
As of Wednesday morning, a police investigation remained ongoing.