TAMPA — Tampa police arrested a fourth suspect in a rash of violent armed robberies in Central Florida during the past month.
Rykeith Levatte, 23, of 7309 E Bank Drive in Tampa, was arrested Wednesday evening. Police believe Levatte and three other men robbed a Circle K customer at gunpoint on May 28.
Levatte and the other men dragged the victim to the side of the store, where they pistol-whipped him and ordered him to take off his pants, police said. They then took the victim's wallet, pants and cell phone and fled.
A witness was able to identify Levatte, and working with the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, police were able to track him down at a home at 705 E Humphrey St. in Tampa.
Police already have arrested three men in connection with the robbery spree, and detectives from six agencies are working to link additional robberies to them. Additional charges are pending, Tampa police said.