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13-236 Deputies Arrest Four Suspects In Connection With Armed Robbery And Grand Theft Auto Case

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
K-9 Unit

St. Petersburg Police Department

Lynn Aubert (Armed Robbery Victim)
DOB: 12/21/1946
Address: 210 Isle Drive, St. Pete Beach

Keo Elliot (Arrested/stole victim’s purse)
DOB: 07/13/1996
Address: 3136 48th Avenue South, St. Petersburg
Arrested for armed robbery and grand theft auto

Kevin L. Thompson (Arrested/ Driver)
DOB: 08/12/1995
Address: 2530 16th Avenue South, St. Petersburg
Arrested for armed robbery and grand theft auto

Tiwan Wonya Jones (Arrested)
DOB: 11/30/1996
Address: 1317 29th Street, St. Petersburg
Arrested for armed robbery and grand theft auto

Identity of fourth suspect not yet confirmed.
Arrested for armed robbery and grand theft auto

Stolen vehicle: 2012 Honda CRV

What:
Deputies have arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery and grand theft auto case.

When:
The armed robbery occurred at about 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

Where:
The armed robbery occurred at 210 Isle Drive in St. Pete Beach.

Why/How:
According to deputies, the victim, 67-year-old Lynn Aubert was sitting in a vehicle in front of her residence located at 210 Isle Drive in St. Pete Beach. Aubert was approached by a male suspect, now identified as 17 year-old Keo Elliot, who asked her to roll her window down so he could ask for directions.

Deputies say the Elliot then pulled a handgun from his waistband and demanded the victim’s purse. Aubert pressed down on the horn of the vehicle to attract attention. The suspect then reached into the vehicle, grabbed her purse and fled in a Honda CRV.

A deputy observed the suspect vehicle eastbound on the Pinellas Bayway. The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle instead eluded the deputy and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit entered a residential zone in the area of 38th Way South and 50th Avenue.

According to deputies, at one point the suspect vehicle attempted a u-turn and was struck by the deputy cruiser. The suspect vehicle’s airbag deployed and the vehicle became disabled. Elliot; the driver, 18-year-old Kevin Thompson; 17-year-old Tiwan Jones; and fourth suspect, identity not yet confirmed, exited the car and fled on foot.

Sheriff’s Office Deputies and K-9 Unit deputies, with the assistance of St. Petersburg Police officers began to search and track the suspects.

All four suspects were apprehended within an hour and a half’s time. The four were arrested for armed robbery. The four were also arrested for grand theft auto when it was discovered that the vehicle they were driving had been stolen from St. Pete Police Department’s jurisdiction and reported stolen on October 29, 2013.

The adult suspects were transported to Pinellas County Jail without further incident. The juvenile suspects were transported to PJAC.

The suspect’s photos will be available once the booking process is complete.

The investigation continues.

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