Four arrested for attempted murder in store robbery

Omari Elliott, Antoine Jamar Harper, Derrick Demond Craig, Kendrea Neshell Bowie (photos source Hoover Police Department)
Omari Elliott, Antoine Jamar Harper, Derrick Demond Craig, Kendrea Neshell Bowie (photos source Hoover Police Department)

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Four people were charged with attempted murder in connection with the armed robbery of Diamond World in Hoover.

Hoover Police, in a statement Tuesday to FOX6 News, announced the arrests of:

Omari Elliott, 28, Birmingham
Antoine Jamar Harper, 27, Birmingham
Derrick Demond Craig, 26, Birmingham
Kendrea Neshell Bowie, 26, Birmingham

Police said Elliott and Harper entered the store at approximately 1:55 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2010, robbing the employees at gunpoint.  One jumped the counter and, during the course of the robbery, struck a male and female employee in the head with a hammer. The other suspect who entered the store stood guard with a handgun.

Police said the other two suspects, Craig and Bowie, were present outside the store when the robbery occurred.

The female employee was taken to the hospital for treatment and has since been released.

Police said the four suspects were arrested over a period of several days.  All four suspects were taken to the Jefferson County Jail.

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