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January 15, 2013: Five Charged in Clothing Store Robbery

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Five people were charged today with last week’s violent armed robbery at a Westchester clothing store where 14 employees were held hostage, including two who were assaulted, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30, are Troy Marsay Hammock, 29 (dob 11-26-83); Everett Oneal Allen, 24 (dob 5-11-88); Rochelle Monique Sherman, 33 (dob 6-17-79); and Paula Roneshia Bradley, 29 (dob 2-1-83). They are charged in case BA 406798.

Prosecutors also charged Raymond Sherman Jr., 34 (dob 6-29-78), who was arrested in Arizona and is awaiting extradition. He was charged in the same complaint with two counts of forcible rape, one count of oral copulation, one count of kidnapping for rape, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and 14 counts of second-degree robbery. The complaint also alleges that Sherman personally used a handgun.

Hammock and Allen are charged with 14 counts each of second-degree robbery and one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, a knife.

The two female defendants are charged with one count each of accessory after the fact.

Deputy District Attorneys Frank Santoro with the Major Crimes Division and Darci Lanphere with Sex Crimes Division are prosecuting the case.

The armed robbery at the clothing store at Promenade at Howard Hughes Center was reported about 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. During the robbery, one female employee was stabbed while a second female was forced into a separate room where she was sexually assaulted. LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division arrested the suspects Friday and Saturday.