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Police look for two men who robbed University of Tampa students at gunpoint

TAMPA — Police are looking for two men who robbed three University of Tampa students at gunpoint near the campus after a party early Sunday.

It happened at N Boulevard and Ross Avenue about 12:30 a.m., police said.

Dillon Maag, 19, Courtney Loftus, 18, and Esteban Roman, 19, were walking home from a party on N Boulevard. As they walked up to Ross Avenue, two men jumped from behind telephone poles. One man pointed a gun at the students and the other punched one of them.

The men took the students' wallets.

About an hour after the robbery, one of the robbers and a companion used the credit cards at a 7-Eleven, 2302 W Waters Ave.

Surveillance video shows two men at the counter using the cards. When the clerk turns his back, they shake hands and hug.

Police described the first suspect as black, 19 to 25 years old, 5 feet 10, 160 pounds with short hair and a diamond earring. He was wearing a gray V-neck T-shirt and dark jeans.

The second man was described as black, 5 feet 11 and 165 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a mask and was armed with a black firearm.

A third suspect was identified as a white man, about 5 feet 9 inches, 150 pounds. He wore a plaid shirt, jeans and a black White Sox hat.

The suspects could have been driving a dark, older model sedan, possibly early 1990s and dark blue or gray, police said.

Police look for two men who robbed University of Tampa students at gunpoint 09/19/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:21pm]
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