LITTLE ROCK Authorities say three men have been arrested in a home-invasion robbery last week at a residence in Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood.
Little Rock Police Department Sgt. Cassandra Davis said in an e-mail that Alexander Higgins, 22, Luke Patton, 20, and Wilbert Champ, 23, each face charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated residential burglary and theft of property. Police say all three have confessed.
The three were developed as suspects after the Thursday robbery at 3808 Oakwood Road. The resident there told police she was asleep when she heard banging noises and was then confronted by a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun.
The woman was held at gunpoint while the robbers took jewelry, electronics and other items.
Higgins was arrested at Tuesday at 1500 Buchanan St. Patton was arrested Tuesday at 1015 Barber St. Champ was already in the Pulaski County jail on another case.
According to an arrest report, police recovered a television taken during the robbery from Patton's residence and a mask worn by one of the robbers from his car.
Davis said investigators don't know if any of the three were involved in a second recent home invasion robbery on Palm Street at a house roughly a mile from the one on Oakwood.
"We are still looking into if there is any connection between the two incidents," she said in an email.
Jail records show Champ was arrested Saturday on other charges including two counts of breaking and entering.