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Two Arrested, Victim in Hospital After Robbery in Springdale

SPRINGDALE, AR-- Two arrests are made and a third is expected after a beating and robbery that sent the victim to the hospital.
SPRINGDALE, AR-- Two arrests were made and a third is expected after a beating and robbery that sent the victim to the hospital.

Springdale Police say they were called just before midnight Tuesday in reference to a fight at Brookhaven Apartments.

The caller reported seeing three black males assaulting a Hispanic male. The caller then said the black males were leaving in a maroon Chevy Impala.
 
When officers arrived, they say they found a male victim, identified as 34-year-old Jose Jesus Alvarez-Meja of Springdale, lying face down.

Officers quickly located the maroon Impala, and later got into a foot pursuit with two suspects.

One suspect, identified as, 18-year-old Timmie Robinson was apprehended after a taser was deployed, according to police.

During his arrest, police say they located a wallet belonging to the victim.

The second suspect, identified as 18-year-old J'Donta Britt was also caught and arrested.

Police say a third black male was involved but has not been located at this time.
 
A witness told police that one black male approached the victim and punched him before the other males jumped in and began beating him.

The males were described as kicking and jumping up and down on the victim who had fallen to the pavement.
 
Inside the Impala, police say the found the victim's backpack with what appeared to be blood on it.

Based on statements made to police, no connection could be made between the suspects and the victim.

Police say the victim had just arrived home, when the suspects beat and robbed him.
 
The victim was seriously injured and had to be transported to Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. However, due to the severity of injuries, he was later air lifted to Springfield, MO for further treatment where he remains.
 
The investigation is ongoing, and a third arrest is expected.

Robinson and Britt both face charges of aggravated robbery, first degree battery, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, and fleeing. 
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