Two Parma bars were arrested Wednesday and Thursday of last week

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PARMA -- Police have identified three men arrested Friday for two armed robberies in local bars last week.

Arrested are:

  • Cortique Higgins, 21, of Cleveland.
  • Diamante Collins, 21, of Cleveland.
  • Heath Turner, 35, of Richfield.

Police say Turner walked into Piffels Pub, 5587 Ridge Road, about 1:35 a.m. Wednesday as a lookout.

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Shortly thereafter, Higgins entered the bar armed with a handgun and struck a patron with the gun.

He then forced a bar employee who attempted to flee back into the bar.

He shot a 59-year-old man in the abdomen and fled the bar with an undisclosed amount of cash in a vehicle driven by Turner.

On Thursday at about 11:15 p.m., Higgins and Collins entered Number One Lounge, 5555 Ridge Road.

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Both were armed with handguns and struck bar patrons on their heads, according to police.

They then robbed two patrons of their cell phones and wallets while Turner was in the bar as a lookout. He also ran out of the bar when Higgins and Collins fled, according to police.

After surveillance video was released to media, police were able to identify the trio and arrested the three about 3 p.m. Friday in an apartment at 2345 Louise Harris Drive in Cleveland.

All three are held in the Parma jail on charges of aggravated robbery with additional charges likely.

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