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Monroe police shares credit for sexual predator arrest

Posted: Updated: Jan 31, 2013 06:25 PM

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe police held a news conference to discuss the arrest of a suspect in two sexual assaults. It was the suspect's third attempted attack on a women in the Pecan Land mall parking lot Wednesday afternoon that ultimately led to his capture. But Monroe police aren't taking full credit for the arrest.

Police say it took teamwork between law enforcement, the community, and victims to arrest 34-year-old Terresz Robinson, the alleged sexual predator with a hefty criminal background. "I would like to thank all of the hard work the men and women put in to apprehend the suspect," said Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes.

Almost two weeks ago, Robinson was captured on surveillance video on ULM's campus right before kidnapped a student and sexually assaulted her off campus.

Then police say he struck again in broad daylight this past Saturday, sexually assaulting a woman after forcing her into her Monroe home.

Robinson tried to strike again Wednesday afternoon in the Pecan Land mall parking lot. But this time, Sgt. Mark Johnson says the public was on the look out. "They were already making phone calls to the police, saying this guy doesn't look right, when this attack took place," said Johnson. 

Police say fortunately, the woman was able to escape. The suspect then took off in her car and after a short chase, he was arrested. "We realized right off the bat, maybe this is the same guy," said Johnson.

Within a few hours after that, police say the original two victims picked Robinson out of photo lineups. Robinson is facing charges of car-jacking, kidnapping, and forcible rape.

Johnson credits the community's vigilance and extra set of eyes, for taking a predator off of the streets. "The community played just as big a part catching this guy as anybody."

Police are reminding the public to always trust your instincts. If you see something suspicious report it.

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