FBI issues alert for 2 women suspected in Helena-area home invasion

Posted at 10:17 AM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 12:17:11-04

HELENA –  The FBI says it is searching for Jamie Milsten and Melissa Shurtliff, who they believe are connected to a 2017 home invasion in the Helena area.

According to the FBI, in April or May 2017, Milsten went into a home with an accomplice who was armed with a double-barreled sawed-off shotgun.

The accomplice, whose name has not been released and is in custody, reportedly held the victims at gunpoint while Milsten searched the home for money and drugs.

Shurtliff is accused of acting as the getaway driver for the robbery.

Both have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery affecting commerce, robbery affecting commerce, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Milsten is 5’5″ with brown hair and blue eyes. She weighs between 120 and 160 pounds and is believed to be homeless.

Shurtliff is between 5’2″ and 5’3″ tall. She has blonde hair and brown eyes and weighs between 120 and 125 pounds Her last known residence was in Helena.

If you have any information on their whereabouts, call 911 or the police.

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