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Two suspects arrested for March robbery at a Louisville park

Published: Aug. 14, 2015 at 6:37 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2015 at 6:37 PM EDT
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Derek Florence (Source: LMDC)
Derek Florence (Source: LMDC)
Re'Corm Robertson (Source: LMDC)
Re'Corm Robertson (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two suspects were arrested Thursday in connection to a robbery at a Louisville park in March.

According to the warrant, Derek Florence, 26, and Re'Corm Robertson, 19, took a woman's purse and phone by force at Russell Lee Park on March 22. The victim knew Florence through social media and agreed to meet him at a location on Kirby Avenue. The woman did not know Robertson, Florence's girlfriend, the warrant said.

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After going several places, the group arrived at Russell Lee Park where Florence began hitting the woman with a closed fist, pulled her hair, kicked her and took her cell phone. Robertson took the victim's purse from her car while she was on the ground, before the two drove away.

The victim called Louisville Metro police to provide identifying information. Detectives were able to positively identify the Robertson and Florence through several sources such as social media and phone records.

Detectives also found Robertson had used the victim's stolen credit card to set up a dating profile at Badoo.com for $24.99 and pay her Cricket wireless bill of $50, the warrant said.

Florence is charged with robbery. Robertson is charged with robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card.

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