Posted: Mar 30, 2013 2:44 PM by MTN News
BILLINGS- Billings Police officers successfully apprehended the suspect of a Saturday morning armed robbery after the man crashed his vehicle into a home.
According to the Billings Police Department, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery and the Zip Trip at 2975 Grand Avenue shortly before 7:00 a.m. in Billings.
According to statements made by witnesses, the suspect brought a .12 gauge shotgun into the Zip Trip and demanded money and cigarettes.
After leaving the store with an undisclosed amount of merchandise and money, witnesses saw the suspect leave in a four door maroon passenger car.
While officers responded to the robbery, another call came in to the police department stating that a maroon passenger car had crashed into a residence on 17th Street West.
When officers arrived at 2095 17th Street West, they discovered that an elderly woman had been inside of the home at the time, but was not injured.
A witness told police they saw the driver flee the crash site on foot heading eastbound down Parkhill Drive with a shotgun.
Officers created a perimeter around the immediate neighborhood.
After a short search, officers found the suspect and arrested him in that neighborhood.
Officers also recovered a shotgun and merchandise in the same neighborhood.
Riley James Jacobsen, 20, of Billings was taken to the Yellowstone County Detention Center.
Jacobsen faces one charge of robbery and criminal endangerment and two charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon.