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OPPD Investigation leads to arrest for bestbet stickup

Posted 4/11/24

ORANGE PARK – An 18-month investigation by the Orange Park Police Department concluded with the arrest of a St. Augustine man for trying to hold up a man in the parking lot of bestbet on Oct. 31, …

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OPPD Investigation leads to arrest for bestbet stickup


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ORANGE PARK – An 18-month investigation by the Orange Park Police Department concluded with the arrest of a St. Augustine man for trying to hold up a man in the parking lot of bestbet on Oct. 31, 2022.

Nathaniel John Henry Bellamy, 30, was charged with armed robbery. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested him on April 1, and he’s being held in the Clay County Jail without bond.

According to the affidavit for an arrest warrant, OPPD was called to bestbet after a man said someone pointed a gun at him as he got in his car and demanded to “give him all he had.” The victim screamed, and the assailant ran away. Surveillance video captured the man, later identified as Bellamy, driving away in a black Nissan.

After searching Florida Department of Transportation camera records, License Plate Readers, cellphone records, GPS cell phone mapping activity and bestbet player card and surveillance videos, Orange Park Police concluded Bellamy was playing cards at the St. Augustine bestbet earlier in the day when he got a cellphone call from Rubin Williams, who had just won $800 from the victim in the parking lot.

Detectives knew Bellamy was in St. Augustine because he used his player’s card to earn benefits.

According to the affidavit, DOT cameras identified Bellamy’s car pulling into the Zen Living Suites parking lot across the street from bestbet. His license tag was missing when he crossed Park Avenue and into the bestbet parking lot.

OPPD said Williams admitted Bellamy owed him $3,000. He also said he knew the victim, and that the victim admitted to having a lot of money. Cellphone records showed Williams and Bellamy talked when Bellamy left the St. Augustine bestbet, when Bellamy arrived in Orange Park and when Bellamy was accused of approaching the victim in the bestbet parking lot.

No charges have been filed against Williams