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WOMAN WITH HER TODDLER IS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

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Two men were arrested on charges they robbed a woman, who had her 2-year-old daughter with her, at gunpoint outside the Arby's at 10442 U.S. 19, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office reported.

Lindsey Wilks, 18, drove Lacey Bergsten, 22, and Lacey's daughter, Isabella, to the fast-food restaurant about 8:15 p.m. Monday. After Wilks parked the car, two men approached the passenger side and demanded money from Bergsten, who gave them the $68 she had in her wallet, the report said.

One of the men pointed a gun at Bergsten and her daughter, then the two robbers drove off in Ford pickup truck, the report said.

A few hours later, deputies arrested Jeffrey Kenney, 21, and Devin Corsino, 18, at Corsino's home on Heath Drive. According to the report, both men said Wilks was part of the robbery plot. Authorities are investigating whether she had a role.

Both men were charged with armed robbery with a firearm and are being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.

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Deputies say plumber cleans out jewelry box

When Barbara Compton called Duraclean and Kirsch Services last month to have repairs done in her bathroom, she got more than she bargained for. A report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the plumber cleaned out Compton's jewelry box too.

Compton told deputies she spotted the plumber, Danielle Heath, standing in the bedroom, where the jewelry was, instead of in the bathroom, where the repairs needed to be done.

When Heath left, Compton told deputies she discovered about $4,500 in jewelry was missing, including a ring, a Geneva watch, a necklace and bracelet set and a heart necklace and bracelet set.

Deputies found the Geneva watch and one of the necklaces at pawn shops, and Compton, 85, identified the items as hers. According to the report, Heath, 27, admitted she stole the items. She was charged with grand theft and is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.

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