Homeless man robbed of his pants in Daytona Beach, police say

Published On: Aug 29 2014 04:47:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2014 05:25:27 PM EDT

Police say a homeless man was beaten and robbed of his pants in Daytona Beach.


A 49-year-old homeless man was beaten and robbed of his pants Thursday in Daytona Beach, according to police.

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Andre Dyte, 24, and Devante Mims, 22, were arrested in the beating, which occurred around 2 a.m. along North Grandview.

According to police, Roy Hinsch was injured in the beating and bit off a piece of his tongue.

Police said Dyte and Mims followed Hinsch from a store and later approached him, demanding money.  They then began punching him, and one of them choked him, police said.

The other man went through the victim's pockets before taking his pants off, police said.

The pair ran off with Hinsch's pants, but the duo was later stopped by police and found with Hinsch's ID.

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Hinsch was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Dyte and Mims were arrested on charges of robbery without a firearm and battery causing bodily harm.  They were both on felony probation for robbery and burglary, police said.

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