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Sandusky teen used gun

Register • Jun 17, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Shakill Fenderson, 19, of the 1600 block of Remington Ave., was charged with aggravated menacing and aggravated robbery, along with underage consumption.

Police dispatchers received a call at about 2:30 p.m April 22 from a man who was held at gunpoint in his downtown apartment. The victim said the robber made him remove his clothes and lay on the ground while he stole cash, his wallet, a cell phone and set of keys from his apartment.

Fenderson was identified by a resident on Thursday in connection with the incident, police said.  

His arrest came as a result of police piecing together bits of information from several sources, Sandusky police Detective Dana Newell said. Officers knew of Fenderson’s usual locations and they found him at one Thursday night. 

“Everything kind of snowballed,” Newell said. 

Courtney Yancey, 23, also of the 1600 block of Remington Ave., was indicted by an Erie County grand jury Monday for complicity to commit aggravated robbery. Newell said she was arrested for involvement in the April 22 incident.

Sandusky police are still investigating a string of other armed robberies in which Fenderson may be involved. They’re also looking at six or seven other unidentified people.

At least one of the robberies has been documented in a police report, but Newell said detectives have been gathering a lot information from residents who chose not to file reports at the time of the robberies.

Newell hopes other people who may have been robbed by Fenderson will come forward with their stories. As they investigate Fenderson’s alleged criminal activity, Sandusky detectives are also working in conjunction with law enforcement officials in another state.  

Fenderson was charged with felonious aggravated assault, felonious armed robbery, burglary and obstruction near Atlanta, Ga., in March 2012, according to an online database. 

He remains in the Erie County jail on $56,000 bond. 

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