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Date of Issue: February 11, 2009

Cortez man arrested for Holmes Beach robbery

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Roger Dale Ross Jr., 29

Holmes Beach Police arrested Roger Dale Ross Jr., 29, of Cortez, for a robbery in Holmes Beach.

According to the arrest report, Ross pushed a woman in the 7500 block of Palm Drive, Holmes Beach, and stole $65 from the woman, who was not named in the report, at about 5:20 p.m. Feb. 3.

Ross then fled the scene.

Officer Michael Leonard caught up to Ross about 40 minutes later and arrested him on a charge of robbery. Ross was being held in the Manatee County jail on a bail bond of $2,500.

Mike Quinn, publisher of NewsManatee.Com, contributed to this report.