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Police arrest man in Tampa meat market robbery

TAMPA— Police arrested a Tampa man on kidnapping and robbery charges and were still looking for a second suspect in the robbery early Thursday of the Mi Pueblo Meat Market.

Brian Sommers, 22, faces an armed robbery charge and five counts of armed kidnapping, Tampa police said.

He and an unidentified suspect walked into the market at 102 S 22nd St. around 1:30 a.m. and forced employees and patrons into a walk-in cooler while they stole property from the store, police said. Sommers and the other suspect were wearing masks and fled afterward.

Working on a tip, detectives found Sommers when they went to interview a friend of his. Sommers ran out the back door, but was caught by detectives. They said they found a gun and items from the store in the home. Sommers confessed, police said.

Police arrest man in Tampa meat market robbery 10/31/13 [Last modified: Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:28pm]
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