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18-07 Clearwater Police Arrest Carjacking Suspect Soon After Crime Occurs

Post Date:01/22/2018 1:26 PM


Clearwater Police Arrest Carjacking Suspect Soon After Crime

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Clearwater Police arrested a carjacking suspect less than 90 minutes after the crime occurred Monday morning.

Samuel Eric Brown (DOB 9-29-79) of Clearwater was charged with armed robbery and carjacking in connection with the incident, which was reported at 7:40 a.m. That's when police received a call from a driver for United Cab that he had been robbed of cash and his vehicle at knifepoint near Crest Lake Park.

The suspect fled with the taxi but abandoned the vehicle shortly thereafter just west of the original crime scene. The taxi was found at Highland Avenue and DeLeon Street.

Multiple officers, including a K9, flooded the area searching for the suspect. An officer traveling on Highland Avenue just a few blocks north of where the taxi was abandoned noticed a man matching the description of the suspect. That's when Brown was taken into custody just after 9 a.m.

The driver of the taxi was not injured.

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