GPD seeks 2nd suspect in Internet cafe robbery


This surveillance photo shows a robbery in progress at about 7:10 p.m. Friday at the Royal Telesweeps Cafe, 4201 NW 16th Blvd. in Gainesville. (Photo courtesy of GPD)

Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.

A man accused of the armed robbery of an Internet cafe told police he committed the crime using a plastic gun to help the mother of his child pay overdue bills, authorities said Wednesday.

Gainesville police were continuing to search for a second suspect in the robbery around 7:10 p.m. Friday at the Royal Telesweeps Cafe, 4201 NW 16th Blvd.

Witnesses told investigators that two men walked into the business with knit skull caps pulled to just above their eyes and that one was carrying a gun. After the men were given an undisclosed amount of cash and two cellphones, they ordered the victims into the office, police said. The victims told police they begged the intruders not to kill them. The two men then left the business.

Using images captured by security cameras, a person who had no involvement in the robbery identified the robbers as Marlon Lamar Montgomery, 38, of 3414 SE 17th Ave., and Martrell Jermain Green, 21, who also lives in Gainesville, according to police.

Montgomery was arrested Tuesday. In an arrest report, Officer David Fisher said Montgomery “stated that he used a plastic gun to commit the robbery and was unsure how much money he had actually stolen from the business.”

Montgomery was arrested on a charge of armed robbery and booked into the Alachua County jail. Police said it is possible that the 5-foot-7-inch tall, 130-pound Green is armed and that he should be considered dangerous. Anyone with information on Green’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 955-1818.

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