Brothers Accused of Robbing Latinos


UPDATED: Tuesday July 12, 2011 3:34 PM

Two brothers remained jailed on Monday in connection with robberies that took place in the last two weeks.

Darell Ayers, 18, and Tyrece Ayers, 19, were accused of robbing Latino men and women at gunpoint, 10TV's Chuck Stickler reported.

Three of the robberies happened on the north side within an hour of each other.

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Police reports said that the first robbery was reported at 11:40 p.m. Saturday.  The next one occurred less than a mile away, at 12:25 a.m. The third robbery took place about two miles away, five minutes later.

One victim told Strickler that she was afraid of living in Columbus.

She and her husband were walking to their second-floor apartment when a man caught up with them on the stairs late Saturday night.

She said that the men pulled a gun, forced them into their apartment and demanded cash. One of the men took cash, a phone and a car stereo.

The victim said that she recognized the two men from when she was robbed two weeks ago.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus police.

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