Final Suspect Behind Bars in Wal-Mart Robbery and Beating

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

The final suspect is behind bars in the beating a 66-year-old Wal-Mart clerk for an iPod on June 17.

Rashad Maurice Wilson, 22, was taken into custody in Auburn, Michigan on Monday as a result of a Crime Stopper tip.

Police say 21-year-old Omar Griffin-Belhac was arrested at an apartment complex in Colorado Springs soon after the crime. A Crime Stoppers tip led detectives to Griffin-Belhac. Griffin-Belhac was booked in the El Paso County Jail.

The third suspect, 24-year-old Akeem Ali Thomas, turned himself in to Pueblo police in June. Thomas is the cousin of Griffin-Belhac. He is the suspected get-away driver.

Thomas was wanted on a $50,000 warrant for Aggravated Robbery of an At-Risk Adult. He's now in the Pueblo County Jail.

Crime Stoppers tips gave detectives reason to obtain arrest warrants on all three men.

The victim, a 66-year-old Pueblo man, was hospitalized in serious condition. He remains in the hospital.


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  • by Hopeful Location: CS on Jul 15, 2009 at 10:44 PM
    Hope they get what they deserve.
  • by VICTEM Location: PUEBLO WEST on Jul 14, 2009 at 04:34 PM
    I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO SENT CARDS AND E-MAILS TO ME AND MY HUSBAND SINCE THE MEN BEAT HIM UP AT WAL-MART AND FOR ALL THE FUND RAISERS YOU HAVE DONE....WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO CARE...THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS....MY HUSBAND IS DOING SOMEWHAT BETTER...HE STILL HAS A WAYS TO RECOVER BUT GOD IS GOOD AND IS HEALING HIM EVERY DAY... WE HAVEN'T HEARD WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE MEN THAT BEAT HIM UP....BUT WE PRAY FOR THEM AND THERE FAMILYS EVERY DAY....WE KNOW HOW THIS HAS IMPACTED OUR LIVES....AND WE KNOW IT WILL EFFECT THERE FAMILYS AS WELL....GOD BLESS TO ALL OF YOU.....JESUS LOVES ALL OF YOU SO MUCH....EVEN THE MEN WHO DID THIS CAUSE YOU ARE STILL HIS CHILDREN JUST LIKE WE ARE...AND GOD IS NO RESPECTOR OF PERSONS...WE PRAY THAT YOU ALL HAVE A BLESSED DAY....THE VICTEM
  • by Rob Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 11, 2009 at 03:21 PM
    victim is really the wife of the victim, 11 news, this would be a great follow-up story especially how the family is trusting and rebuilding their life,
  • by THE VICTEM Location: PUEBLO WEST on Jul 9, 2009 at 06:48 PM
    SUSY..IF YOU WANT TO BE RUDE THAT IS YOUR BUSINESS..AND WEATHER YOU BELIEVE ME OR NOT THAT IS REALLY NONE OF MY CONCERN..MY HUSBAND IS A PASTOR AND WE HAVE PASTORED IN THE PRISON MINISTERY FOR THE PAST 5 AND A HALF YEARS....WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF THINGS....AND PRAYED FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE...THIS TIME WE COULD USE SOME PRAYER OURSELF....MY HUSBAND WAS BEATEN PRETTY BAD....THESE MEN BROKE HIS EYE SOCKET HIS CHEEK AND HIS JAW....HE NOW HAS 2 METTLE PLATES IN HIS FACE AND HIS JAW IS WIRED SHUT...THEY ALSO HAD TO DO A TRAC SO HE COULD BREATH....SO INSTEAD OF BEING RUDE ..I WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR PRAY FOR A HEALING FOR MY HUSBAND...HE IS 66 YEARS OLD AND HE DIDNT ASK FOR THESE GUYS TO BEAT HIM UP...BUT THEY DID AND THEY MESSED HIM UP PRETTY BAD..I SHOULD BE VERY ANGRY WITH THESE MEN..AND I AM ANGRY AT WHAT THEY DID TO MY HUSBAND BUT NOT AT THEM CAUSE THEY NEED JESUS IN THERE LIFE AND FOR THEM TO HAVE A LITTLE COMPASION FOR WHAT THEY DID. THIS HAS CHANGED MY HUSBANDS AND MY LIFE MORE THAN YOU KNOW
  • by suzy on Jul 9, 2009 at 08:42 AM
    Victem, you are the wife of this elderly gentleman and I am the freaking pope.
  • by THE VICTEM Location: PUEBLO WEST on Jul 7, 2009 at 06:32 PM
    I AM THE WIFE OF THE MAN THAT GOT BEAT UP AT WAL-MART OVER AN I-POD.....I WANT TO THANK THE CRIME STOPPERS AND ALL THE DETECTIVES FOR ALL THERE HARD WORK ON CATCHING ALL THE MEN THAT BEAT UP MY HUSBAND....WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR THESE THREE MEN THAT THEY WOULD GET SAVED AND CHANGE THERE LIVES....WE HAVE FORGIVEN THEM CAUSE OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN SAYS IF WE DONT FORGIVE OTHERS WE WONT BE FORGIVEN EITHER.....WE PRAY THAT THESE MEN WILL GET SAVED AND ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENESS....WE PRAY THAT THEY ASK GOD TO FORGIVE THEM....NOT CAUSE THEY GOT CAUGHT...BUT BECAUSE THEY REALLY WANT TO CHANGE AND LIVE FOR JESUS..... THE DAMAGE THEY DID TO MY HUSBAND WAS HORRIBLE....BUT I THANK GOD FOR HEALING HIM EVERY DAY....AND I THANK GOD THAT THE BEATEN HE TOOK....DIDNT TAKE HIS LIFE.... PEOPLE I ALSO WANT TO SAY DONT BLAME THE MOTHERS OF THESE MEN CAUSE THEY ARE ADULTS AND THEY MAKE THERE OWN DESSION TO DO THIS....SO PLEASE STOP ALL OF YOUR HARSH WORDS..YOU ARENT THE VICTEM WE ARE AND WE FORGIVE THESE MEN.
  • by Justice Location: Springs on Jul 7, 2009 at 03:33 PM
    Why can't we just beat them up for their crime, just like what they did to the elderly man? Sounds fair to me.
  • by Angel Location: Neverneverland on Jul 4, 2009 at 07:42 PM
    Wait a minute!! Rashad somebody's son and we are innocent until proven guilty!! So if Omar and Rashad are reading this....somebody love yall....do better and love yaself and ask God for forgiveness...
  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2009 at 06:58 AM
    So that's it? All we can do is post on a blog about thoughts and prayers and God and blah, blah, blah. C'mon people, we sound like the freaking Taliban with our prayer will cure everything mentality. These punks broke the law by assaulting an elderly person in front of Walmart and are on camera...what is their to discuss, the damage is done?
  • by P Location: PW on Jun 25, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    To Mother, In my eyes you have proven that the people trying to blame Omar's parents are wrong. I would have been very upset and hurt at their accusations. You have handled them with dignity and grace. You are an inspiration in this world that is so quick to judge. I'd say God bless you and your family, but I believe he already has. One last thing, I've been a similiar situation, and a bit of advice is that this will eventually pass, and things really do get back to normal. I will be praying for everyone involved.
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