A detective assigned to the GCPD Robbery Unit has made significant progress in 5 different recent robbery cases, including the robbery and shooting of a Marco’s Pizza employee on October 9.  After thoroughly investigating each case, he found several similarities.

 

On October 13, Dametrius Marquel Sims (age 23) was arrested for his involvement in a robbery of a Papa Johns pizza delivery driver.  During the investigation, the lead detective obtained evidence that Sims was responsible for 4 additional armed robberies.  Sims has been charged in each of those cases. 

 

Additionally, evidence obtained showed that Oshay Quante Howard (age 20) was involved in 2 of those robberies.  On October 31, Howard was arrested and taken into custody.  Not only has he been charged in 2 armed robberies, he was also charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony by a different detective in relation to the shooting and homicide at the Midnight Blu Café on October 1. 

 

Below is a breakdown of the cases that Sims and Howard are linked to:

 

Sims:

 

17-075150, 08/14/2017, Robbery – Steak and Shake

17-090623, 09/28/2017, Robbery – Chinese Food Delivery Driver

17-091312, 10/01/2017, Robbery – Golden Corral

17-092692, 10/04/2017, Robbery – Papa Johns Delivery Driver

17-094320, 10/09/2017, Robbery/Person Shot – Marco’s Pizza Employee

 

Howard:

 

17-091312, 10/01/2017, Robbery – Golden Corral

17-091334, 10/01/2017, Homicide – Midnight Blu Cafe

17-094320, 10/09/2017, Robbery – Marco’s Pizza Employee

 

(Click here to access all the reports from the above mentioned cases.  You’ll also find a breakdown of all the charges/warrants per case.) 

 

(Cpl. Michele Pihera)

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