Lancaster Police identify, charge additional suspect in robbery, extortion probe

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Cole "Prince" Williams

LANCASTER, Pa. – Lancaster City police identify a second suspect in an ongoing investigation into a series of robberies and extortions in May. An arrest warrant has been issued for 35 year old Cole “Prince” Williams of Willingboro, New Jersey.

City detectives  assisted by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Probation and Parole Office. It was learned that Williams was charged by the U.S. Secret Service and convicted of Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Possession of Altered U.S. Currency with Intent to Defraud in 2013:

Detective Jason Drouillard charged Williams with Robbery (3 counts), Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery (3 counts), Theft by Extortion (2 counts), Terroristic Threats (2 counts), and Unlawful Restraint (3 counts) and an arrest warrant has been issued. Williams is believed to be in the New Jersey area.

Decee Karngbaye

Decee Karngbaye

Another New Jersey man, Decee Karngbaye, 32, is in custody on the same charges.

Anyone with information regarding Williams’ whereabouts is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on the Lancaster City Police website, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

This investigation is ongoing and any victims of similar crimes are encouraged to contact Lancaster City Police or the U.S. Secret Service.