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05/30/2014

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The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested two Sarasota men on charges of armed robbery after the victim reported the theft of cash when he tried to purchase crack cocaine from the men, the office has announced. After receiving a call about a robbery, deputies responded to the 3100 block of Hawthorne Street in Sarasota shortly after 7 p.m. on May 27, a news release says. They spoke with the victim, who said he had given one suspect $100 in exchange for the crack, according to the report. The victim identified the suspects as Tyrone A. Tyson, 21, of 2315 Spring Oaks Court, Sarasota, and Marcus J. Jackson, 22, of 2050 30th St., Sarasota, the report continues. During the exchange, the victim told deputies, Tyson displayed a handgun in his waistband, "at which point the victim ran in fear for his life," the news release adds. While the deputies were still on the scene, the victim spotted the suspects' vehicle as it went by, the release says. Deputies stopped the vehicle, enabling the victim to identify both suspects, the release notes. Deputies did not find a firearm in their search of the vehicle, the report adds. Both Tyson and Jackson are charged with one count of Robbery With Firearm and are being held without bond. (Left) Tyrone Tyson/Contributed photo. (Right) Marcus Jackson/Contributed photo TWO SARASOTA MEN ARRESTED ON ARMED ROBBERY CHARGES CRIME BLOTTER

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