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Two men arrested in South Tampa in car theft

TAMPA — First they stole one car, then they checked out another car, then they sped off, slammed into a tree and got arrested, police said.

Tampa police said they recovered one car reported stolen and arrested two Tampa men — Justin George and Jeremy Holloway, both 26 — after the men drove the car into a tree and then fled on foot Friday morning. Police released this account of the arrests:

Just before 9 a.m., police saw a white 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass that had been reported stolen overnight. The car pulled into a lot at 3001 Bayshore Blvd. Plainclothes officers were in the area because of a recent spate of a car burglaries there.

An officer saw a man get out of the Oldsmobile and look into another car. The man got back in the Oldsmobile, which left when a city of Tampa vehicle entered the lot. The Oldsmobile evaded a police car trying to trap it, then headed north on Bayshore. Police did not chase the car because of Gasparilla preparations in the area, but a police helicopter watched as the Oldsmobile turned onto Rome Avenue and hit a tree. The men got out and ran off.

George was arrested when a homeowner saw him hiding on a back porch; Holloway was arrested when police dogs found him in the yard of another home. Both men face multiple charges including grand theft auto, burglary auto, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest.

George remained in the Hillsborough County jail Friday in lieu of $8,500 bail. Holloway was being held in lieu of $16,250 bail.

Two men arrested in South Tampa in car theft 01/25/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:29pm]
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