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Two arrested, two sought in attack behind Tampa business (w/video)

TAMPA — Tampa police have arrested two men in connection with an attack on a Tampa man who was beaten and robbed behind a Tampa business Aug. 13.

Police still are searching for two other suspect.

The attack was captured on surveillance video.

One of the suspects, Javarez Thomas, 23, of 8715 Wick Place N, turned himself in Friday at the Orient Road jail today. He faces charges of robbery and felony battery.

The other suspect, Hector Rivera-Reyes, 23, of 10205 28th St. N, also faces charges of robbery and felony battery.

The attack occurred at about 10:20 p.m. Aug. 13 behind a business at 1919 Seventh Ave. The victim, 24-year-old Dustin Lee Lowe, was at the back door when he was approached by a man later identified as Thomas, police said. They exchanged words and Thomas punched the victim, police said.

Four suspects were involved, police said, as Lowe was beaten and robbed while he lay unconscious on the ground. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Two arrested, two sought in attack behind Tampa business (w/video) 08/25/17 [Last modified: Friday, August 25, 2017 5:54pm]
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