Saturday, November 25, 2017
Public safety

Woman caught in N.Y. tied to robbery ring in Tampa, South Florida

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TAMPA — Two women have been arrested after police said they got men drunk, took them home and stole their valuables. Police are looking for two others.

According to police records, the women were behind a bar-hopping ring that stretched from Miami to Tampa and included the theft of jewelry from an NFL player, a Cadillac from another man and thousands of dollars in cash from other men.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office has dubbed the women the "four foxy female thieves."

Subhanna Beyah, 25, was arrested Friday by New York police in Queens and will be transferred to South Florida this week, Miami Beach police say.

Keisha Clark, 27, turned herself in Thursday to Miami-Dade County police and was released on bail. Police were looking for Johnnia Miller, 25, and Ryan Elkins, 23.

New York Giants player Shaun Rogers said he was at the Liv nightclub on Miami Beach on March 25 when he met two women. According to Beyah's arrest warrant, he brought them back to his hotel and put $450,000 worth of jewelry in the room safe before going to bed. When he awoke, the women and the valuables were gone.

Six days later, police say, Beyah showed up in Tampa, where Mark Testa, 37, met her and another woman at the Blue Martini lounge at International Plaza. Testa said he had been drinking and decided to call a cab, but the women told him they would drive him home.

Testa told Tampa police he passed out around 2:30 a.m. after they took him home. He woke up without his wallet, iPhone, Rolex and Cadillac Escalade, which held a .40-caliber pistol.

Police say the women took the Cadillac on a joyride, stopping at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where they tried to make a withdrawal at an ATM but did not have the PIN code. They ditched the SUV in a parking lot.

They then went on a shopping spree near Orlando, made a stop at a Walgreens and ended up at Wendy's restaurant, where a credit card was declined, according to records. Beyah is named in a police report but has not been charged in the Tampa case.

There are similar cases in Hollywood, Hallandale Beach and Fort Lauderdale, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Charles Scudder can be reached at [email protected] or (813) 225-3111.

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