5 charged after Victoria's Secret employee pepper-sprayed during robbery

AUSTIN – Authorities have charged five Houston-area residents in connection to an afternoon robbery in which a Victoria’s Secret Pink employee was pepper-sprayed.

Arrest affidavits for Tunsia Ann Young, 22; Levi Cleophus Shaw III, 22; Dwona Dnae Murphy, 20; Diavian Simone Curry, 17; and Tresor Monet Brunos-Latin, 18, state police responded to the Pink store along Century Oaks Terrace around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30 for the robbery. Police said several people – later identified as Shaw, Murphy, Curry and Brunos-Latin – entered the store and began stuffing items into shopping bags. One employee told officers they recognized Curry as someone who has stolen from the store in the past.

Police said a second employee moved from the rear of the store to near the entrance, and that Shaw and Curry had a brief conversation before Shaw pulled out a can of pepper spray and shot it at the employee’s face. After the employee was incapacitated, police say the four fled the store with more than $2,800 in merchandise and got into a blue-colored vehicle to flee. Police added they learned from employees that none of the four got into the driver’s seat.

According to the affidavit, an officer spotted several people matching the descriptions of the suspects and the vehicle at the Chick Fil-A near U.S. 183 and RM 620 around 5:20 p.m., and the officer took them into custody. The affidavit noted all of the stolen merchandise was found in the vehicle.

During interviews at APD Headquarters, two suspects allegedly told officers that Young was the getaway driver. One suspect also alleged Young contacted them and orchestrated the drive from Houston to commit the robbery.

Online records at the Travis County Jail state Shaw is being held on $25,000 bond, Curry on $15,000 bond, and Brunos-Latin on combined $21,000 bond. Young’s affidavit is listed her bond at $20,000, and Murphy’s bond was listed on her affidavit at $15,000.

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