Police: Dispute between Santa Rosa bank robbery suspects led to capture
Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 2:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 2:26 p.m.
A dispute between two suspects in a downtown Santa Rosa bank robbery led to their capture, police testified Thursday.
Darrick Burch, 34, and Nautachia Green, 28, both of Santa Rosa, went on a "spending spree" in the East Bay city of Concord with some of the more than $11,000 in cash stolen from the Fourth Street Chase Bank on April 5, Detective Brian Boettger testified.
They bought a car and new clothes, went to restaurants and stayed in hotels, but got in a fight, Green told officers, when Burch tried to "pimp her out," Boettger said.
"She got upset," Boettger said.
Green grabbed the keys to Burch's new car and drove back to Santa Rosa, alone.
She was arrested when Burch reported the car stolen, according to police reports.
Once in custody, Green made statements to police that led to the arrest of Burch and another person, suspected driver Nastajia Edwards, 26, also of Santa Rosa.
The three appeared together in court Thursday for their preliminary hearing. Judge Ken Gnoss ruled there was sufficient evidence to try them all on robbery and other charges.
According to testimony, the three were together at a southeast Santa Rosa apartment complex when Burch told Edwards and Green to drive him downtown.
Edwards parked near Fourth Street and Burch got out. He ran back to the car a few minutes later with a handful of cash, witnesses said.
A bank teller later identified him as the man who passed her a note telling her she was being robbed and to "smile."
Edwards is suspected of driving Burch and Green to Coddingtown Mall, where they took a cab to Marin County and then boarded a bus to Concord.
They spent the money over the next few days until the apparent falling-out, Boettger said.
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