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Duo charged in Kenneth City home invasions

They wore tactical gear, brandished a handgun and robbed the same house twice after restraining their victims with flex cuffs, Kenneth City police said.

And two of the three suspected robbers were arrested this weekend.

On Sept. 28, Joseph Dovidio, Amber Rotkis and an unknown white man entered a home in the 5700 block of 54th Avenue N, taking $1,000 and some jewelry, authorities said.

The three got away in a white 1998 Lincoln Town Car, leaving the victims scared but unharmed.

They struck again Thursday, when Dovidio and Rotkis returned in the same car, police said. Dovidio, who once again wore tactical clothing and restrained his victims with flex cuffs, took $150 and fled to Clermont, in Lake County west of Orlando.

The victim, again, was uninjured.

A witness identified Rotkis as the driver of the car.

Kenneth City investigators turned up the two suspects, but the search for the third suspect is ongoing, police said Sunday.

Dovidio, of Clermont, and Rotkis are expected to be brought to Pinellas County to face charges including home invasion robbery, kidnapping and burglary. The woman arrested in Lake County was identified as Amber Marie Howell.

 

Duo charged in Kenneth City home invasions 10/07/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:41pm]

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