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Pinellas deputies arrest three who may be connected to Seminole Hard Rock robbery

LARGO — Pinellas sheriff's deputies say they may have found three men suspected of robbing a patron at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino over the weekend. Jamal Elias Boatwright, 20, of Clearwater, Sebastian Kevin Williams, 19, Largo, and Ricky B. Ferguson, 23, Dunedin, were in a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt going east on Ulmerton Road at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday when a Pinellas sheriff's deputy noticed the vehicle matched a bulletin from the Seminole Police, deputies said. The Cobalt and its license plate were described by witnesses in a Sunday armed robbery in the casino's parking lot, deputies said. When the deputy turned on his lights and sirens at Tall Pines Drive, the driver of the Cobalt sped up, deputies said. The car stopped near Whispering Drive in Largo, where the suspects got out and fled. After several hours and a search that included helicopters and the canine unit, the suspects were found at an apartment at 3001 Pine Drive, deputies said. All were arrested on charges of resisting arrest and were being held at the Pinellas County Jail. Deputies say the men may face charges in connection with the robbery, which is being investigated by Seminole Police.

Pinellas deputies arrest three who may be connected to Seminole Hard Rock robbery 01/04/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 11:01pm]
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