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Davenport man charged after armed robbery at Verizon store

On Thursday, Jan. 2, police arrested 27-year-old Lynn Brooks, of Davenport. Brooks is charged after an armed robbery occurred at the Verizon store at Five Points in Davenport.  (KWQC)
On Thursday, Jan. 2, police arrested 27-year-old Lynn Brooks, of Davenport. Brooks is charged after an armed robbery occurred at the Verizon store at Five Points in Davenport. (KWQC)(KWQC)
Published: Dec. 6, 2019 at 11:51 AM CST
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A Davenport man has been arrested after police responded to a call of an armed robbery at a Verizon Wireless Store in the 1800 block of North Division. This happened early in December.

Police say two masked subjects entered the business after 7 p.m. on December 5, armed with a handgun and stole several items.

On Thursday, Jan. 2, police arrested 27-year-old Lynn Brooks, of Davenport.

Police say Brooks was armed with a gun when he robbed the Verizon store in December.

Officials say Brooks and another suspect entered the store through the front door and displayed a gun at the clerk. Brooks and the other suspect made the clerk go to the back where the stock room was according to officials.

Police say Brooks held a gun to the employee's back while the other suspect took numerous phones from the safe and put them into two bags. Police also say Brooks put the gun against the back of the employee's head, placing the employee in fear for their life.

Both suspects left the store out of a rear door with the two bags full of phones that valued over $25,000 according to police.

Police say officers were able to find the stolen property and a discarded handgun within a block of the store.

Brooks is being held in the Scott County Jail on 1st-degree robbery charges, a felony.

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