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Two men arrested in connection with St. Petersburg robbery

ST. PETERSBURG — Two men were arrested early Wednesday after police said they robbed a tourist who agreed to buy marijuana from them, police said.

Police arrested the men, identified as Dalton Baptiste, 38, and Darious Holloman, 25, about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials said the pair, who both live in St. Petersburg, robbed the victim, a 20-year-old man from Louisiana, at gunpoint.

Police said the victim met Baptiste and Holloman at a convenience store.

The trio were riding in a blue BMW, but pulled over.

Police said Baptiste then put a gun to the victim's head and kicked him out of the car. Baptiste and Holloman kept the man's backpack, watch, cellphone, money and shoes, police said.

A police officer spotted the two men, who apparently abandoned the vehicle, walking near 40th Avenue S and 12th Street.

Baptiste, who was in jail on $50,150 bail, faces charges of robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia. Holloman, who is in jail on $65,000 bail, faces charges of robbery, fleeing and eluding and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Two men arrested in connection with St. Petersburg robbery 02/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:30pm]
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