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Four men arrested in Hernando Beach armed robbery

HERNANDO BEACH — Four men entered the Beach Bar early Saturday morning and robbed nine customers at gunpoint before being captured later by Hernando and Pasco county deputies.

Joshua Depew, 19, William Pent, 20, Richard Depew, 21, and Shawn McLoughlin, 24, each was arrested on charges of armed robbery and resisting arrest without violence, according to sheriff's reports.

The four men went to the bar on Shoal Line Boulevard around 2 a.m. and ordered those inside to the ground and to give up their wallets, cell phones and money, the report said. McLoughlin was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, which he pointed at the victims, the report states, while another of the men acted as a lookout.

The men fled in a blue Buick. Hernando sheriff's deputies chased the car and stopped it at 9220 Plaza Ave. The men got out of the car and ran off and were later captured with the help of Pasco County sheriff's deputies, including the air unit and the canine unit.

Joshua and Richard Depew gave their address as 9695 Lakeview Drive, New Port Richey; McLoughlin's address is 3653 Madison St., New Port Richey; and Pent's address is 6046 Palm Creek Drive, Weeki Wachee.

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