An arrest warrant has gone out for NFL stars DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar following an alleged armed robbery at a party in Florida Wednesday night.
Baker is a cornerback for the New York Giants, while Dunbar is a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks.
“Numerous individuals” were at the party, gambling and playing video games, witnesses alleged in a probable cause statement. Baker and another person — identified as “Shy” — were at a card table when an argument broke out.
The two men allegedly flipped over the table and brandished guns.
Baker and the other alleged assailant, described as wearing a red mask, are accused of holding guests at gunpoint and then working with Dunbar to rob four victims of $12,400 in cash. They also allegedly stole four watches worth a total of over $60,000, according to witnesses.
Baker and Dunbar had lost about $70,000 at another party in Miami two days earlier, a witness claimed.
At one point during the robbery, Baker ordered the masked man to shoot a person who was just walking into the party, witnesses alleged. However, no shots were fired.
The assailants left in three separate vehicles — a Mercedes Benz, a Lamborghini, and a BMW — that appeared to have been stationed as getaway cars prior to the attack.
The detective on the case, Mark Moretti, used a guest’s cell phone to call Baker when he arrived at the scene. Baker picked up — but refused to talk when he heard who was calling and quickly hung up.
A warrant went out Thursday for Baker and Dunbar’s arrest. Dunbar is charged with four counts of armed robbery. Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault.
The third alleged assailant known by the alias "Shy" has not been identified. None of the suspects have been taken into custody.
However, the Giants said Thursday that they have been in touch with Baker.
“We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with DeAndre. We have no further comment at this time,” it said in a statement, according to ESPN.
A source at the Giants said Baker did not show up at the team’s virtual meeting Thursday and has not been to any other meetings at this week’s “voluntary minicamp,” Dan Duggan, a reporter for the sports news site The Athletic, tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks said it's “aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and still gathering information,” according to ESPN.
Although Dunbar has not come forward since his warrant went out, he spoke to reporters in a teleconference call just hours before the incident.
He talked about how grateful he was to be playing for his team.
“Now I just hope to repay them in the way I carry myself as a person and as a player,” he said.
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