One arrested, one at large after police identify suspects in recent sports store robberies

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — One robbery suspect is in custody and one is still at large after police said the daughter of a suspect came forward to say it was her mother who was involved and had used a car that was still registered to the daughter as the getaway vehicle.

Shaundrea Ransom was arrested Tuesday by the WFPD Tactical Unit for the robberies at Hibbett Sporting Goods in Sikes Senter on November 8 and Academy Sports on October 4. Her bond is set at $225,000.
A second suspect believed to be the getaway driver, Kassidy Latham, 24, is still at large at last report.

Police said the person the car was registered to came forward to say she had sold the car to her mother, Shaundrea Ransom, but never changed the title.

After police shared the photo of the person that the car was registered with the media, they said she confronted her mother and her mother told her to tell police it was her mom that was involved.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8 about 4:30 p.m. the manager of Hibbett Sports said a black female came in and began gathering high-priced Nike clothing near the entrance.

When the manager approached her, she said the woman ran out of the store and through the mall.

The manager chased after her and said the woman turned around and said she had a knife and for the manager to back off.

The manager said the woman ran out an exit into a waiting car driven by a white female with blond hair.
She said the black female again warned her to get back because she had a weapon, then they drove off.

The value of the stolen items was placed at around $1,900.

Police soon connected this robbery with one on Oct. 24 at Academy Sports with the suspect and car matching the descriptions and video.

In that robbery, the manager said a black female was walking around carrying about 10 jackets, each valued at more than $100.

When the woman walked past the registers to the door, the manager said she asked the woman to return and pay for the items and the woman pushed past her, scratching the manager’s arms in the process.

Another employee attempted to take the jackets away from the woman but she also pushed past him and he followed her out and tried to grab them again at which point the manager told him to let her go.

They said the woman dropped one jacket, picked it up and when the employee approached, she hit him in the face with an open hand.

They said the woman got into a grey Pontiac near the front doors and when the manager took a photo of the license plate, they said the woman got out and ran toward them with her arms raised, then got back in and the car left on Maplewood.

Police on Tuesday released surveillance photos from the scenes and also a photo of the registered owner of the getaway car.

Shaundrea Ransom has a long arrest record of assaults and robberies.

Ransom was last booked into jail in September for a parole violation, and while in jail was charged with assaulting her cellmate.

If you have information on the location of Kassidy Latham, call the WFPD Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888 or the WFPD non-emergency number at 940-720-5000

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