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Woman found guilty of New Port Richey armed robbery

TAMPA — Federal jurors found a woman guilty Friday of an armed robbery that authorities say kicked off a 2010 spree of holdups by members of the Drak gang.

Prosecutors said Daisy Louise Thomas and two accomplices robbed the All About You Hair Salon in New Port Richey on May 11, 2010, at gunpoint.

Another robber, Rykeith Levatte, and co-conspirators Antoine Harris, Antonio Harris, Arquives McNeal and Alden Lewis have all pleaded guilty to their involvement in the string of robberies and await sentencing, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The conspirators were linked to robberies at King's Grocery in Tampa on May 24, 2010; a 7-Eleven in Pinellas Park on May 25, 2010; a 7-Eleven in Gibsonton on May 26, 2010; a 7-Eleven in Tampa on May 26, 2010; a Hess gas station in New Port Richey on May 26, 2010; a 7-Eleven in New Port Richey on May 26, 2010; a 7-Eleven in Lakeland on May 28, 2010; and a Mobil gas station in Land O'Lakes on June 3, 2010. They also are tied to the attempted robbery of a Circle K in Tampa on May 28, 2010.

Thomas helped plan one of the subsequent robberies and used the credit card of a victim of another, trial testimony showed.

She was convicted of conspiracy to commit robberies, armed robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Thomas faces a minimum of seven years in prison and up to life when she in sentenced on March 1.

Woman found guilty of New Port Richey armed robbery 11/18/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:43pm]
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