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Teens arrested in armed robbery of Oldsmar sushi restaurant


Published:   |   Updated: May 11, 2013 at 03:58 PM

Three teenagers were arrested this week, accused of robbing and threatening the owners of an Oldsmar sushi restaurant with guns, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Clearwater police Wednesday arrested Kevon Williams, 16, of Clearwater, and Jordan Freemon, 17, of Oldsmar. They were arrested for armed robbery, the sheriff's office said.

On Monday, deputies arrested Jabardi Wade, 18, of Clearwater, for armed robbery, according to Pinellas County jail records.

On Monday night, Williams and Freemon entered Botan Sushi, 300 E. State St., Oldsmar, and confronted the two business owners, wielding the guns, the sheriff's office said.

Each suspect put a gun to the head of the two owners of the restaurant and demanded money from the register, the sheriff's office said.

One victim handed the tip jar to the two suspects. The suspect dropped the jar and then picked up an undisclosed amount of cash and a lottery ticket in the jar, the sheriff's office said.

Williams and Freemon ran from the restaurant and entered a vehicle driven by Wade, the sheriff's office said.

A witness provided investigators a description and tag number of the vehicle. Wade was arrested Monday night after a traffic stop, the sheriff's office said.

At the time of the traffic stop, Williams fled the vehicle, the sheriff's office said. Freemon had gotten out of the vehicle before deputies pulled over Wade's vehicle, the sheriff's office said.

Williams and Freemon are being held in the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center.

Wade was released today from Pinellas County jail after posting bail set at $5,000, according to jail records.

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