Monday, December 13, 2010


Marcell L. Kellum, 37, of the 700 block of N. Laramie Ave., is in custody for committing an armed robbery while impersonating a police officer.Marcell L. Kellum, 37, of the 700 block of North Laramie Avenue, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Robbery, one felony count of Aggravated False Personation of a Police Officer, and one Issuance of Warrant count.
    On November 24 at approximately 10:25 AM, Kellum entered a small retail food store on the West Side where he encountered two male employees standing behind the counter. He announced he was a police officer and handcuffed one of the men, subsequently robbing him of cash and personal items. Next, the offender turned his attention to the other male employee, ordering him to open the store’s cash register. After the victim complied, Kellum grabbed an undetermined amount of currency and fled the store. The victims called the police.
    Austin District officers responded to the scene and spied Kellum walking on the street. The offender matched the description provided by the store employees and so the officers conducted a street stop. After further investigation, Kellum was positively identified by the two victims. Kellum was placed into custody, a gun was seized, and the stolen proceeds were recovered.

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