The woman who acted as the decoy for a snatch-and-dash heist has been in and out of jail since the early morning caper Thursday.
However, Det. Matt Dunn, Ardmore Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, has confirmed even more details concerning the motel cash register theft have been uncovered, including the identity of the second male suspect.
Late Friday, Dunn said Krisi Bollman turned herself into authorities about midnight Thursday, admitting she had played a role in the caper, apparently masterminded by Brett Crawford. Bollman was charged with grand larceny, and appeared in district court Friday. She was released from the Carter County Detention Center a short time after her court appearance when she posted the $15,000 bond set on the charge.
However, while Bollman’s case was beginning its trek through the court system, Dunn said he was also at the courthouse securing a warrant for Crawford’s arrest. And by late in the day, the case progressed even further when the identity of the black man who had also played a role in the snatch and dash was identified.
“The third person has been identified as Christopher Shawn Lyons,” Dunn said, adding Crawford and Lyons “are still being sought.”
The trio pulled off the heist about 3 a.m. Thursday when Bollman and Crawford entered the office at the Rodeway Inn, located on West Broadway Street. Dunn said the pair acted as if they were guests at the motel, and Bollman asked the desk clerk if there was a laundry room available. She was directed to the laundry, but returned a short time later telling the clerk she had been unable to find the room.
“She asked the clerk if he would show her where the laundry room was. He said he would,” Dunn said.
The clerk left with Bollman, leaving Lyons and Crawford, who were both lounging near the unattended desk. Dunn said that’s when security video shows Crawford leaping over the desk, grabbing the cash register and fleeing.
Court records indicate both Crawford and Lyons have criminal histories.
Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of either Crawford or Lyons is urged to contact police headquarters at (580) 223-1212.