Arrest Made in ‘Bonnie & Clyde' Taser Crime Spree

Philadelphia Police arrested one half of the alleged "Bonnie & Clyde" duo accused of using a Taser on victims in several robberies.

On Monday, 19-year-old Mary Jefferies was arrested on the 2500 block of Oakdale Street.

Between August 11 and September 2, police say Jefferies and her cousin, Roland Brown, committed at least five robberies at various locations in the East and Northeast Divisions.

One of the victims, Erin Norton, says she was tased and robbed by the suspects as she was walking to a convenience store, only a few blocks away from her home in Fishtown.

“It was just enough to make you, like ‘whoah!’ You know what I mean?” Norton said. “You’re wondering if it’s a gun because you’re not sure if it’s your shock.”

Norton told NBC10 that while she’s angry at the robbers, she’s also upset with the people who she claimed were walking along Frankford Avenue and witnessed the robbery but did nothing to help after she was tased.

Police say the suspects were captured on surveillance video on the platform of the Front and Girard El station a few minutes after they robbed Norton.

The video allegedly shows Brown take off his shirt as he walks underground, appearing both sweaty and out of breath. The second suspect, identified as Jefferies, walks behind him carrying a backpack. Police say the duo then changed their clothes underneath the staircase and then hopped on a train. 

Police also say the suspects tased an elderly victim during another robbery. Brown allegedly told the victim, “If you don’t want a heart attack, give me everything you got!” The duo then allegedly stole $600 along with the man’s social security card.

“It’s very dangerous,” said Philadelphia Police Captain Mark Burgmann. “In one case they tased a woman and her boyfriend. He fought back and I believe he was stabbed in the leg.”

Jefferies was arrested and charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy and other related offenses. Police say Brown is still on the loose however and they continue to search for him.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.


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