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Suspects arrested after Madison Avenue robberies

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In each case, the culprits were a group of young men, at least one wearing a bandana and more than one armed with a gun. (Photo Source: P&H Cafe) In each case, the culprits were a group of young men, at least one wearing a bandana and more than one armed with a gun. (Photo Source: P&H Cafe)
P&H employee Robert Fortner. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) P&H employee Robert Fortner. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Eighteen-year-old Derrick Wilkins, 19-year-old Michael Williams, and 20-year-old Cavious Watkins  (Photo Source: SCSO) Eighteen-year-old Derrick Wilkins, 19-year-old Michael Williams, and 20-year-old Cavious Watkins (Photo Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Armed bandits on a robbery spree in Midtown were caught on camera.

All four of the holdups have happened around 10 p.m. in a stretch of Madison Avenue near Avalon Street, two of them outside the landmark P&H Cafe.

One woman is still afraid of her armed attackers. She clearly recalls their commands during a robbery last Saturday night in the parking lot of P&H.

She says they shouted obscenities at her and told her to give them her money. Surveillance video shows the gunmen forced her to the ground before she and her boyfriend were robbed.

"He immediately pulled a gun to me, my forehead," said the victim, who WMC Action News 5 is not identifying.

Seconds later, they ran for help as the suspects got away.

"They ran in, and they were panicked and frightened," said P&H employee Robert Fortner. "I hate to see people get threatened or hurt, and I hate to see them scared."

Two other P&H patrons were robbed in the same area two nights later around the same time.

Meanwhile, a woman was robbed outside Dru's Place a little farther down Madison Avenue at McNeil Street. Then on Tuesday night, a couple walking home from Overton Square were robbed at Madison Avenue and Belvedere Boulevard.

In each case, the culprits were young men, at least one wearing a bandana and more than one armed with a gun.

Victims are convinced the crime caught on camera is connected to the others.

A robbery at the Rainbow Inn off Jackson Avenue led to the suspects who were arrested along Madison Avenue.

There was no saving the suspects outside the Cash Saver on Madison after Memphis police spotted the trio based on victim descriptions.

Eighteen-year-old Derrick Wilkins, 19-year-old Michael Williams, and 20-year-old Cavious Watkins were all charged Thursday night with aggravated robbery.

Police say two of the young men confessed to robbing the woman outside P&H. All three suspects are being held at 201 Poplar on bonds of at least $100,000.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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