Update: Police arrest suspects in connection with carwash robbery

Update: Police arrest suspects in connection with carwash robbery

WESTBROOK, Maine — The alleged suspects are currently being held at the Cumberland County Jail.

WESTBROOK, Maine — Two males have been arrested in connection with a robbery and assault at Tom & Jerry’s Car Wash, which took place Jan. 25, according to American Journal.

The Professional Carwashing & Detailing editors recently featured the news of the robbery in a past edition of Carwash eNews. You can find this coverage here.

On Jan. 28, stated the article, Jamie Earl Brown, 38, and Russell Ware, 41, were arrested by police on charges of criminal restraint, robbery and theft of a firearm.

The alleged suspects are currently being held at the Cumberland County Jail, added the article.

A Westbrook Police Department press release reported that additional charges are likely to follow, informed the article.

Tom & Jerry’s Car Wash owner was assaulted by two men as the business prepared to close around 9 p.m. on Jan. 25, reported the article, and the two suspects allegedly bound the owner and his wife, ransacked the carwash and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Janine Roberts, chief of the Westbrook Police Department, stated that the turning point in the case was a citizen’s tip, continued the article.

“Information provided by the citizen lead investigators to identifying both suspects within hours,” said Roberts in the article. “Additional evidence was collected tying both men to the crimes.”

The arrests of the two suspects were a result of collaboration among the Main Violent Offender’s Task Force, the Westbrook Police Department and the Portland Police Department, stated the article.

Roberts reported that the crime was random, noted the article, and no link exists between the suspects and the victims.

You can find the article here.

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