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Armed home invasion in Tampa not a random act, police say

TAMPA — Armed gunmen robbed a Tampa home early Friday and led officers on a chase with a stolen car, police said.

Five men broke into a home at 12:47 a.m. in the 4800 block of Busch Boulevard at Andover Club Apartments, according to police reports. Shanika Ash, 24, and Kelly Bernadis, 19, were inside when the robbers took cell phones, car keys and a television. They drove off in a car belonging to one of the victims.

Officers said they spotted two men driving in the stolen car about 4 a.m. and, after a brief pursuit, the men jumped out of the car at the intersection of 30th and Cayuga streets.

One unidentified man was arrested. Detectives were investigating leads on another suspect Friday morning.

The home invasion did not appear to be a random act, police said. No injuries were reported.

Armed home invasion in Tampa not a random act, police say 07/06/12 [Last modified: Friday, July 6, 2012 4:11pm]

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