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ARREST MADE IN STRONG ARM ROBBERY
Detective Uptagraft arrested the suspect in a Strong Arm Robbery that occurred 7/3/13 after he was located by K-9 "Kilo".
On today’s date, at approximately 10:41am, officers responded to the Seven Days Food Store, 2002 NW 1st Ave., in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. W/F Janice Campbell, 66 years of age, had gone into the store in order to make some purchases. Upon leaving the store, a black male wearing black pants, no shirt and with a cloth of some type tied on his head grabbed her purse. Campbell struggled with the suspect over the purse, but he knocked her to the ground and got away with the purse.
Campbell reported that the suspect ran towards Northroads Apartments, which is located just north of the store on NW 1st Ave.
K-9 Officer Gerard King responded with his K-9 partner Kilo. Kilo was able to track from the store, directly to the door of 25 NW 21st Place in the Northroads Apartment Complex. Located at this address was B/M Lamar S. Holt, DOB 06/17/90, who was wearing black pants and no shirt. Holt was identified by Campbell as the subject who had robbed her, and he was later identified via photo lineup by a witness. Holt was immediately taken into custody and transported to the Ocala Police Department’s headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives. Although he advised to having been in the store, he denied robbing Campbell.
Campbell’s purse had been located nearby, as it had been dumped after having all the cash removed. Campbell had advised to having had approximately $800 in cash in her purse prior to being robbed. Holt was found to have $793 in his pocket.
Holt was transported to the Marion County Jail where he was charged with one count of Strong Arm Robbery of a Person over 65 YOA and given a bond of $10,000.


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