(KATV) Police in Central Arkansas have been on high alert for a man and woman who have used a semi-automatic weapon in several robberies. Today, they are both in custody.
The male suspect is being held at the Pulaski County jail, his girlfriend was arrested in Cabot, where the AK47 was also recovered.
Tuesday, the male suspect, Taz Marteny, allegedly got into a physical fight with someone he was trying to rob, and fired shots in the air. Martney and Chey Bosley are believed to be the suspects in the Cabot shell station robbery Wednesday. He was tracked down in North Little Rock, she was in Jacksonville. They are both just 18-years old.
Look at the video; put yourself in this victim's shoes. The suspects walk in, guns drawn, demand money and in less than a minute, they're gone.
"I am here twice. Yes ma'am." Dilipkumar Putel with is an employee with Best Shot Liquor in North Little Rock. He was robbed not once, but twice by the suspects. The first time was April 19 and then May 11. He remembers a gun had a red laser on the barrel that stayed pointed at him.
Putel explains, "He come and ask money, and I open and give the money he wants."
The masked suspects got away with hundreds of dollars and a case of beer. Their streak continued, always wearing the same clothing, one holding a hand gun, the other with the AK-47.
When their luck ran out, Lt. Cody Burk with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says Taz Marteny didn't go without a fight. "We surrounded the house and he tried to flee out the back window. He was tasered and captured. We were assisted by North Little Rock patrol officers." Lt. Burks continues, "After he was taken into custody, we spoke with him and he began telling us about the crimes he's committed in the last several weeks."
In North Little Rock he admitted to robbing The Forge, a Shell gas station and the Best Shot Liquor twice. The Waffle House in Maumelle and the Shell gas station in Cabot. He was wanted by the Pulaski County Sheriff's office for criminal attempted capital murder from Tuesday.
"I am very happy." Putel says because he works nights, he will remain on edge, but appreciates the increased police patrol. "Patrolling, it's been good for me."
Chey Bosley is charged with aggravated robbery. Taz Marteny is in jail with no bond for 2nd degree battery, criminal attempted capital murder, aggravated assault and criminal attempted robbery.