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Armed suspects rob west Fort Worth hotel, but captured after traffic stop, police say

Tiunna Mason, Phares Scarbrough (top right) and Kevin Lefall are accused of robbing a west Fort Worth hotel on Tuesday night. A fourth suspect Jonathan Russell also was taken into custody in the case.
Tiunna Mason, Phares Scarbrough (top right) and Kevin Lefall are accused of robbing a west Fort Worth hotel on Tuesday night. A fourth suspect Jonathan Russell also was taken into custody in the case.

A Fort Worth teen and three other suspects were in custody Wednesday, accused of robbing a hotel in west Fort Worth, police said.

The four are accused of stealing $200 from the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at 6851 West Freeway.

They were booked into the Fort Worth Jail early Wednesday, according to jail records.

Police identified the suspects as Phares Scarbrough, 32, of Fort Worth; Jonathan Russell, 28, of Arlington; Tiunna Mason, 24, of Arlington; and Kevin Lefall, 17, of Fort Worth.

The suspects face charges of aggravated robbery.

Police responded to the robbery call shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Two armed suspects walked into the hotel, demanded money, took the cash and fled to a waiting car. Witnesses provided police with a description of the car, a maroon Chevrolet Cruze.

At about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, officers stopped a maroon Cruze in the 8600 block of Meadowbrook Drive. The driver fled, but three occupants were arrested.

After a brief foot pursuit, the driver was arrested in a wooded area near Randol Mill Road and Interstate 30, police said.

Armed with a search warrant, robbery detectives located evidence in the car from the hotel robbery. Police did not provide any details on what evidence was found.

“Robbery detectives are currently investigating the hotel offense and any possible links to other recent robberies,” said police spokesman Officer Buddy Calzada in a Wednesday email.

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