ST. PETERSBURG — Two men were arrested late Thursday in connection with three armed robberies, police said.
Carlton D. Lloyd, 21, and Domnick Dwayne Phillips, 22, both of St. Petersburg were caught after robbing PK's Food Store at 4343 Haines Road N on New Year's Eve, police said.
About 9:50 p.m., Lloyd pointed a silver handgun at the clerk and several customers, while Phillips took money from the register and customers' wallets, police said. The suspects also took a .357-caliber Magnum from beneath the store counter, police said.
After the robbery, one of the victims followed the suspects' Pontiac Grand Prix. The victim called police and gave the description, license plate number and the direction the car was traveling, police said.
Police eventually pulled the vehicle over and arrested the men. The cash, wallets, the stolen gun and the weapon used in the robbery were all recovered, police said.
Lloyd and Phillips were connected to armed robberies at Teresa's Market, 2601 30 Avenue N on Dec. 18 and the Citgo station, 4855 1st Ave. S on Feb. 21.
Phillips was being held on 15 charges, including six for robbery with a weapon, six for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Lloyd faces nine charges, including five for robbery with a deadly weapon.
Police ask anyone with knowledge about Lloyd's and Phillips' activities to call them at (727) 893 7780 or the Tip Line at 892 5000 or Text a Tip at 420 8911.
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