Pair charged in carjacking, robbery of off-duty MPD officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police have arrested two more people in the armed carjacking of an off-duty officer.

The victim reported he had been carjacked July 1 in the 1700 block of Myrna Lane.

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According to an affidavit, two armed men approached and order him out of the car.

They allegedly held him at gunpoint, stole his wallet then fled in his car.

An MPD ballistics vest was in the car at the time.

The next day, a man reported a robbery in the 1000 block of Mt. Moriah, records show.

The victim said he was in his car when two armed men approached and ordered him to get out.

The man said one of the suspects was wearing an MPD ballistics vest and posing as an MPD officer, records show.

The robbers fled with the man’s Nike backpack.

The same day, Memphis police received information that one of the robbers was in the 3900 block of Macon Road in a Chrysler 200.

He was identified as Jermaine Kimbrough, records show.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Kimbrough reportedly refused to stop and officers abandoned the pursuit after he made several dangerous maneuvers.

Investigators later found the car parked in the 2500 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard at a motel.

The motel clerk told police the owner was in room 204, records show.

When officers showed up at the room, Kimbrough jumped out of a window and ran off with a black backpack and a red purse, according to the affidavit.

After a short foot chase, he was taken into custody.

Police recovered the MPD ballistics vest inside the backpack, records show.

The red purse was connected to a home invasion in Southaven, Mississippi.

Kimbrough is charged with Carjacking, two counts of Aggravated Robbery and other crimes.

Police previously arrested Arnold Rubi, Kimbrough’s alleged accomplice, in connection with the carjacking of the off-duty officer.

According to an affidavit, Rubi told police that Aurora Villalba Cruz, 20, drove the men to the carjacking

Records show Cruz admitted to participating in the carjacking and robbery.

She is charged with Carjacking, Employment of a Firearm during Commission of a Dangerous Felony and Aggravated Robbery.