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Two Spring Hill Teens Arrested For Armed Robbery Of Two Fellow Teens

SPRING HILL, Fla. - Two Spring Hill Teens have been arrested for armed robbery after holding up two other teens who were able to identify them.
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SPRING HILL, Fla. – Two Spring Hill Teens have been arrested for armed robbery after holding up two other teens who were able to identify them.

According to deputies, on Saturday at approximately 12:41 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Talpa Street in Spring Hill in reference to a robbery.

The two male victims, ages 17 and 18, advised they were parked in front of a home on the 12000 block of Talpa Street when a vehicle pulled up behind them.

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Deputies say two males exited the vehicle and approached the driver’s side of the victims’ vehicle. While both suspects were wearing masks, one victim was able to identify the two suspects as Duke and Evan, who were later positively identified as Demarcus Newberry, 16, and Evan Spears, 18.

The victims said both Newberry and Spears were armed with guns.

Newberry and Spears demanded that both victims give them everything they had in their possession. One of the suspects took a wallet, while the other took a purse from the vehicle. Newberry and Spears then asked the victims, “Where’s the money?

Following the encounter, deputies say Newberry and Spears fled the area in a white Jeep Compass.

Deputies later located the suspects’ Jeep at a residence on 11000 block of Elgin Boulevard in Spring Hill and saw both Spears and Newberry sitting inside the vehicle along with two other individuals.

All four individuals were detained at the scene.

Deputies also noted a black ski mask was located on the driver’s seat of the suspect’s vehicle. The grip of a firearm could also be seen under the front passenger seat.

During questioning, both Newberry and Spears told detectives they went to Talpa Street to commit a robbery. However, they stated the two victims were not the intended target. Newberry and Spears said they still decided to commit the robbery.

Both Newberry and Spears were transported to the Hernando County Detention Center on a charge of Armed Robbery, a felony.

Newberry was turned over to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice in Ocala while Spears is being held at the detention center in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

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