UPDATE Thursday February 5 2016, 3:40 am....The U.S. Marshals Service in Birmingham, Alabama tells CBS News Fitzgerald and Harper were shot in Santa Rosa County, Florida after a high-speed chase. Police responded to a report of a shoe store robbery and chased the suspects into a heavily wooded area, the service said. The suspects fled and stole a vehicle, which led to a second chase. That ended with officers shooting both suspects. A spokesperson for Escambia County, Florida says Fitzgerald was killed and Harper suffered non-life-threatening wounds.In what appears to be repeated scenes right out of the Movie 'Natural Born Killers' staring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis in the satirical black comedy crime film directed by Oliver Stone, Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper are on a rampage through Alabama and Georgia robbing and kidnapping people and appear to be heading to Panama City Beach Fl.
UPDATE: Piggly Wiggly on Highway 97 in Davisville, FL Robbed By Crime Spree Couple Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper Wednesday afternoon February 3rd, 2016 they fled towards Atmore AL.
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. Thursday February 4th 2016: The FBI has confirmed that Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper were last seen around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday crossing over from Florida into Alabama driving a black Ford F-150 with a broken window. This sighting confirmed by federal authorities was about five minutes after the robbery of the Piggly Wiggly in Davisville. There has been no official confirmation from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that the couple are suspects in the Piggly Wiggly robbery.
UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Thursday February 4th 2016 : The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Blake Fitzgerald is a suspect in Wednesday’s armed robbery of the Alvin Island’s store in Destin. The business at 1000 U.S. Highway 98 was robbed at gunpoint shortly after noon. The man was accompanied by a white female who left the store just prior to the holdup. On the run Natural Born Killers Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper are heading east on U.S. Highway 98 straight towards Panama City Beach Fl see map above.
A couple wanted in connection with a crime spree in Alabama and Georgia may have been responsible for the armed robbery of the Piggly Wiggly on Highway 97 in Davisville, FL, Wednesday afternoon 2/03/2016. Employees said a white male walked into the store about 4:40 p.m., pulled back his shirt to show a gun and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. He reportedly fled along with a female in a black Ford F-150 pickup truck with a busted-out window. They were chased briefly by a store employee north on Highway 97 across the state line into Atmore AL, they are hitting the back roads. There were no injuries reported.
According to store employees, the couple was clearly Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper, both age 31 of Joplin, MO. Employees said deputies showed them photographs of the couple from a law enforcement bulletin, and it was a certain match. Fitzgerald and Harper are wanted for an armed robbery and kidnapping at a gas station about 30 miles outside Macon, GA, about 11 p.m. Monday. They were last seen southbound on I-75 in a stolen silver 2010 Ford Edge.
News release from the Perry County (Georgia) Police Department: The Perry County Police Department is working an Armed Robbery and Kidnapping, which occurred around 11pm Monday night at the Murphy Express on Sam Nunn Blvd in Perry, Georgia. Kyle Dease is the night clerk at Microtel Inn and Suites in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He tells the news site Al.com that dring nearly two hours he was held captive in a stolen car, Fitzgerald told him he had no plans of returning to prison, telling him they hope to make it to Florida to get married and start a new life together. Dease says he’s afraid that if police corner the couple, they’re “going to go out shooting.”
KIDNAPPED HOTEL CLERK KYLE DEASE SAYS BLAKE FITZGERALD AND BRITTANY HARPER ARE GOING TO PANAMA CITY BEACH FL I FIRST TOLD YOU SO TUESDAY NIGHT : Kyle Dease said he first encountered Fitzgerald and Harper about 6 a.m. Sunday 1/31/2016 when he was nearing the end of his overnight shift. They walked into the hotel lobby, told him they had run out of gas, and Dease was quick to give them a number to call a cab. They also asked for coffee, saying they had been driving all night, and used the hotel restroom. Dease said Fitzgerald pulled out a flip phone, something that he found puzzling. "That kind of threw me off,'' he said. They also asked to use the hotel's computer. Now becoming a little wary, Dease said he looked to see what they were doing on the computer and saw they had pulled up Google maps. They said they were trying to get to Panama City, Florida and asked Dease the best route to take.
In each case, Brittany Nicole Harper (pictured left and right) and her accomplice released their hostages unharmed. The suspects, Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper, were last seen driving a stolen 2010 Silver Ford Edge south on I-75 from Perry Georgia. Fitzgerald and Harper are also wanted for a string of robberies and kidnappings in Alabama. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Fitzgerald is facing one count of first-degree burglary, one count of first-degree kidnapping and one count of first-degree theft of property in relation to the incident in Vestavia Hills. Harper is charged with one count of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree theft of property. Both are also charged with first-degree robbery in Hoover. In Tuscaloosa, both face robbery, kidnapping and theft charges. According to ABC3340, Fitzgerald's vast criminal record includes more than 100 charges dating back to 2003, including assault, rape and burglary.
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