Police in Florida have issued arrest warrants for NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker, of the Giants, and Quinton Dunbar, of the Seahawks, after the pair allegedly stole thousands of dollars in cash and valuables at gunpoint from guests attending a Miami-area house party late Wednesday night.
The warrants, released Thursday by cops in Miramar, Fla., accuse both Baker and Dunbar of armed robbery with a firearm, and Baker of aggravated assault with a firearm. Neither had been arrested on the felony charges as of Thursday evening, but police said they were negotiating a surrender with both players.
The Miami products and their accomplices were at the gathering just before midnight, as guests gambled and played video games, witnesses told police. According to one eyewitness, an argument erupted at a card table, prompting Baker and another man, identified as “Shy,” to knock the table over and draw semi-automatic weapons.
According to that witness, whose name was redacted in the report, the 27-year-old Dunbar then brandished a gun at another partygoer, with Baker allegedly stripping the target of $4,000 in cash and an Audemars Piguet watch worth $17,500. Two others, however, told cops they did not see Dunbar armed.
Witnesses said Baker, 22, directed two men to take more cash and valuables from others nearby — including a Rolex, valued at $18,000, and a Hublot, valued at $25,000.
Baker, at one point, had even called for an accomplice in a red mask to shoot one of the attendees, witnesses told police.
One source cited in the report, who claimed to have met Baker and Dunbar at a party two evenings prior, said the pair had gambled away an estimated $70,000 on the night of their first encounter.
The men sped off in three separate cars after the heist, according to witnesses: a Mercedes Benz, a Lamborghini, and a BMW. At least one observer believed the robbery was planned, telling cops that the getaway vehicles seemed intentionally positioned to leave the area in a hurry.
In all, the gunmen allegedly absconded with roughly $70,000 in cash and high-priced timepieces, according to the figures given by police.
“We are aware of the situation,” the Giants said in a statement. “We have been in contact with DeAndre. We have no further comment at this time.”
Baker was the Giants’ first-round selection in last year’s draft, the league’s 30th pick overall. He started 15 games in 2019 and contributed 61 tackles to the team’s spotty secondary.
Dunbar was traded to Seattle in March after five seasons with Washington. He was introduced to the city’s press corps on a video call Thursday.