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Three charged with armed robbery, battery of Cape resident

By Staff | Mar 19, 2009

Police have accused a brother, sister and the sister’s boyfriend of robbing and beating a Cape Coral resident with a firearm Jan. 26.
According to Cape police, Sarah Travis, 21; Nicholas Travis, 26; and Alvester Conner, 18, were arrested and charged Tuesday with armed robbery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Conner was additionally charged with resisting an officer without violence.
All three remained in the Lee County Jail Wednesday evening without bond, according to booking records.
The victim told police Sarah and Nicholas Travis drove with Conner to his Cape Coral home at about 7 p.m., beat him with a pistol that “looked like the one police carry” and stole cash from him.
The suspects had allegedly come to the victim’s home to go fishing with him, and asked if he had money to buy bait. When the victim showed the suspects his money, Conner and Nicholas Travis exited the vehicle, beat him with what Conner told police was a BB gun, and took his money, according to reports.
The suspects fled when the victim’s grandfather exited the home, the victim said.
Sarah Travis reportedly told officers the victim had contacted her to “sell her pills” the day of the alleged robbery, and that she had not seen her brother Nicholas Travis in “some time,” calling him the black sheep of the family.
The victim identified Sarah Travis, Nicholas Travis and Conner out of a photographic lineup. He admitted himself to the Cape Coral Hospital for injuries to his face, eye and other extremities, according to police.