Details emerge about Thorsby robbery, kidnapping

Published 4:55 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Two of the victims of the Easter Sunday robbery and kidnapping in Thorsby were caretakers of the third victim, a 94-year-old man.

The suspects allegedly entered the elderly man’s home on Third Street in Thorsby on March 31 and robbed him, Thorsby Police Chief Rodney Barnett said.

During the robbery, the two other victims, a married couple, entered the home as they normally would to check on the resident.

The three victims were held at gunpoint. The two men were tied up, and the suspects took the woman to her home, on Jones Street, where more property was taken.

The female was later dropped off in a rural area of Calera.

None of the victims involved were seriously injured.

Two suspects, both in their early 30s, were arrested Tuesday in Moulton and charged with robbery and kidnapping. Barnett said he doesn’t expect any further charges.

“As far as I know, that’s going to be it,” he said.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is the lead agency handling the ongoing investigation.

With guidance from ABI, Barnett declined to provide information about any connection between the victims and the suspects, and what led investigators to the suspects, because of concerns that the release of such information could hinder the efforts of prosecutors.