Florida police issued arrest warrants for two NFL cornerbacks accused of an armed robbery alleged to have occurred Wednesday.
Deandre Baker of the New York Giants and Quinton Dunbar of the Seattle Seahawks are wanted on four counts each of armed robbery with a firearm, Miramar police said Thursday. Baker is also wanted on four counts of aggravated assault.
According to a warrant issued Thursday, the men were at a party in Miramar on Wednesday evening when Baker instructed two men to "take money and valuables" from other people at the party. Dunbar is accused of assisting Baker based on statements to police from a witness and four people described as victims. Their names were redacted in the warrant.
The warrant said Baker was involved in an argument at a card table along with someone identified as "Shy." The two are alleged to have brandished their guns in a person's face after flipping the card table over.
The warrant alleges that the two men took $4,000 in cash and a $17,500 Audemars Piguet watch from at least one of those at the party. Another person claimed to have been robbed of $7,000 and a $25,000 Hublot watch, authorities said.
Authorities said a victim told police of meeting the two men two days previously at a party in Miami, where Dunbar and Baker were said to have lost $70,000. Attendees told police there was gambling at the party Wednesday night, authorities said.
The warrant said officers were told that Baker directed a person in a red mask to shoot an unnamed person who walked in. Dunbar did not seem to have a gun, but he was instructing others to take valuables, the warrant said.
The warrant said a victim told police that it appeared that the incident was planned, because the men fled in three vehicles, which were positioned to leave the scene immediately.
A witness identified as Dominick Johnson told police that he has known both players since childhood and was at the party playing video games and cards. Johnson said he was not threatened or robbed, but he told police he did see Baker with a gun, according to the warrant.
An officer tried to speak to Baker through Johnson's phone, but Baker refused to speak and ended the call, according to the warrant.
The Giants told NBC News that they were aware of the situation. "We have been in contact with Deandre," the team said. "We have no further comment at this time."
The Seahawks told NBC News on Thursday that they were "still gathering information."
"We will defer all further comment to league investigators and local authorities," the team said in a statement.
The NFL told NBC News that it was aware of the matter but declined to comment further.