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Authorities in Pasco County search for suspects in strong-armed robbery

Posted: 9:57 PM, Feb 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-28 11:19:18-05
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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects they say were involved in a strong armed robbery on February 20.

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The sheriff's office identified the suspects as Justin Kane Schreffler, Khristian Robert Schreffler and Trenton Kaiser Schreffler.

Authorities say on Wednesday they arrested 21-year-old Austin Emanuel in connection to the attack. According to an arrest affidavit, Emanuel and the three other suspects attacked a 15-year-old boy on his way home from school.

The men followed the teenager for more than a mile before beating and robbing him, according to authorities. Documents show Emanuel kicked and punched the victim. A witness who knows Emanuel came forward and identified him through surveillance video of the attack, documents show.

The teenager suffered a fractured jaw and lost three teeth from the incident. His Samsung Galaxy 8, Nike backpack, wallet and identification were stolen.

If you have any information, please call the Pasco Sheriff's Office Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488, reference case #19-007661.