Two Fort Wayne women were arrested on preliminary charges of robbery and other felonies, accused of working together on a number of occasions in the past few weeks.
And in each instance, it appears the victims had contacted one of the women in an attempt to solicit sex, but ended up with both of them and in some cases two men robbing them. In many of the robberies, victims were injured and weapons displayed or used, according to court documents.
Enoscha Boyd, 20, and Amy Pacheco, 18, both of the 500 block of Candlelite Court, are charged with three counts of armed robbery, three counts of robbery and one count of corrupt business influence. The two are in a romantic relationship, according to court documents.
Boyd faces charges of armed robbery and criminal confinement in what appears to be a largely unrelated case, according to court documents.
In the case involving the two women, the robberies occurred on June 26, June 30, July 1, July 2, and Aug. 8, according to court documents.
The robberies share many commonalities: victims looking for sex or "companionship" reached out through websites like backpage.com or Craigslist. A woman fitting Pacheco’s description responds and then moments later another woman appears. Armed men are also involved, according to documents.
Three of the robberies occurred in Tower 915 on East Washington Blvd., an apartment building near Indiana Tech’s campus.
The June 26 robbery involved a knife wielded by the victim, which injured one of the robbers. Blood was collected at the scene and investigators await the result of forensic examination, according to court documents.
On June 30, the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, according to court documents. During the July 2 robbery, the victim was punched in the mouth.
Additional robberies involving the pair are believed to have occurred over the past few months, but no reports have yet been made. On June 20, another robbery was reported, but the victim refuses to cooperate, according to court documents.
Other people named in court documents in connection with the incidents do not appear to have yet been charged or arrested.
The other robbery case filed preliminarily against Boyd alleges she participated in a home-invasion robbery with three or four other individuals in the early morning hours of June 26. She was linked to the scene by a fingerprint, according to court documents.
In that case, members of the family living in the home were tied up, dragged through the house, hit with a gun, and a gun was placed to the head of a child, according to court documents.
No other individual named in court documents connected to that crime has been charged.