Prescott – Police officers arrested a quintet early this morning for allegedly robbing a local man at knifepoint.
The man, a Prescott resident, called police at about 1:30 a.m. to report the incident, which allegedly occurred inside his home on Heritage Park Road.
On the way to the scene, officers spotted the five suspects driving along Highway 89 and arrested them.
Officers charged Luce Kellerman, 27, with armed robbery, possession of marijuana and possession of dangerous drugs; Jeffrey Guthrie, 18, with burglary, possession of marijuana and an outstanding bench warrant; Sand From, 18, with burglary, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; Holly From, 18, with burglary; and Clarie Groom, 18, with burglary.
The suspects allegedly stole several items from the man's home – including a stereo, a cell phone, a pair of sneakers and 22 compact disks – while Kellerman allegedly threatened him with an 8-inch Bowie knife.
Officers estimate the total value of the stolen items at $930.
In other police news, two men allegedly stole about $2,864 worth of jewelry from Black Arrow Indian Art, 130 W. Gurley St., Wednesday afternoon.
One suspect – whom the Black Arrow clerk described as a Hispanic man, about 5-foot-5, between 30 and 40 years old, 170 pounds, with black eyes, brown hair, a mustache and wearing a black leather jacket and tan pants – allegedly reached behind the counter and stole three pendants and a diamond ring.
The second suspect – whom the clerk described as a Hispanic man, about 5-foot-9, between 30 and 40 years old, 170 pounds, with light brown curly hair, brown eyes, a slight beard and wearing a brown sweater and blue jeans – allegedly distracted her while the crime was in progress, according to police reports.
The robbery is still under investigation, and no arrests have been made.