Saturday, May 26, 2018
Public safety

Miami police arrest suspect in St. Pete carjacking

ST. PETERSBURG — Authorities in Miami arrested a local man Saturday believed to be responsible for an armed carjacking last week in the parking lot of a St. Petersburg Best Buy store.

Angel Enrigue Martinez, 18, of St. Petersburg, was driving a 2007 maroon Lexus sedan at the time of his arrest, police said. The car was identified as the vehicle stolen during the Jan. 15 carjacking at the Best Buy at 6600 22nd Ave. N.

The victim in the carjacking, a 64-year-old man, was accosted at gunpoint by a robber while leaving the Best Buy store, police said. The robber told the man to get into the passenger side of the car, but the victim fled back inside the store. A second man then ran to the car and got into the passenger side before the car left the lot, police said.

Miami-Dade Police took Martinez into custody on a warrant for armed robbery that was committed in St. Pete Beach. Details of that incident were not available Wednesday.

Martinez was being held Wednesday in the Miami-Dade County Detention Facility. He will be returned to Pinellas County to face charges related to the carjacking and the armed robbery, police said.

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