2 arrested, 1 sought in Punta Gorda robbery and beating

CREATED Feb. 14, 2014

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  • Clayton Andre Stuarts

  • Destannee Shannay Mahoney

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Punta Gorda police arrested two teenagers early Friday in connection with the robbery and beating of a 17-year-old at the 7 Palms apartment complex.

The victim told police that he knew two of his three attackers.  He told offers that “Destannee set [him] up,” referring to 18-year-old Destannee Shannay Mahoney of Punta Gorda.

Police immediately went to Mahoney's home and arrested her along with another 17-year-old girl.  The two admitted to planning the robbery with 22-year-old Clayton "Doo Doo" Stuarts.

Mahoney told police she lured the victim to the spot where the trio hit and kicked the victim while robbing him.

The two girls face charges of robbery and aggravated battery.  Police are still looking for Stuarts.  The victim was treated for his injuries at an area hospital.