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Two arrested in connection with Clearwater armed robbery

CLEARWATER — A teen shot by police less than three weeks ago after a pickup he was riding in tried to hit two officers was arrested Saturday on a charge of armed robbery, police said.

According to the Clearwater Police Department, Sylvester Brown, 15, and three other suspects robbed 33-year-old Jose Rios at 1340 Franklin St. about 1 a.m.

The four suspects fled in a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier before abandoning the vehicle near 1255 Jeffords St., police said.

K-9 units found Brown and Steffon Birks, 19, hiding in a garbage can close to the abandoned vehicle, authorities said.

Police are trying to identify and locate the other two suspects.

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Two arrested in connection with Clearwater armed robbery 11/01/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 5:12pm]

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