MIAMI >> Police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after several witnesses accused them of armed robbery at a party, authorities said Thursday.
Miramar police issued four arrest warrants for both men on Thursday, each carrying an armed robbery with a firearm. Baker is aggravated four more times by a firearm. The residential community is located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Baker, 22 and Dunbar, 27, attended a cookout in a Miramar house on Wednesday evening when a fight broke out and Baker pulled out a gun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar, and two other men at the party began robbing other people of thousands of dollars in cash, watches, and other valuables, witnesses told investigators.
Police said the four men then fled the house in three vehicles: a Mercedes Benz, a Lamborghini and a BMW. Witnesses said the vehicles were parked in a way that made it easy to leave quickly, causing investigators to think the robbery was planned. No injuries have been reported.
Baker and Dunbar are both from Miami.
Baker was one of three first round picks the Giants had last season. He was the 30th pick overall from Georgia. He played in all 16 games, starting at 15. He had 61 tackles and no interceptions. He was the last of the three picks from New York in that first round.
“We are aware of the situation. We’ve been in touch with DeAndre, ”the Giants said in a statement. “We have no further comments at this time.”
Dunbar signed a contract with the Washington Redskins in 2015 as an involuntary free agent from Florida and was traded to the Seahawks in March. He started 11 games last season, making 37 tackles and four interceptions.
“We are aware of the situation involving Quinton Dunbar and are still collecting information,” the Seahawks said in a statement. “We will postpone any further comments to competition researchers and local authorities.”
Dunbar spent the first time since Washington’s trading to the Seahawks in March a video conference with the media in Seattle on Thursday morning.
“You just want to feel desired at the end of the day. … I just hope to pay them back by the way I wear myself as a person, ”Dunbar said at the video conference.