Police: Man fought off holdup and another robbed

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8:09 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8:09 a.m.

One man was robbed and another fought off a holdup along E. University Avenue Wednesday night, said Gainesville Police Lt. Mike Schibuola.

The first incident happened about 11 p.m. in the 900 block when two men approached the victim and struck up a conversation. One of the culprits pulled a gun and they stole the man’s cellphone and ran east, Schibuola said.

They came upon a man who was walking his dog and tried to rob him but the man struggled with the culprits and they fled, Schibuola said. A neighbor called 911.

No one was seriously hurt in the incidents and no arrests have been made.

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