GPD: Man, girl rob would-be pot seller
Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.
A Gainesville man was arrested on a robbery charge Tuesday night on allegations he robbed a man from whom he was to buy marijuana and then bought pizza with the cash.
Diamante Austin, 20, of 3300 SE 22nd Ave., was charged with armed robbery and conspiracy, Gainesville police reported.
The incident occurred Monday when police say Austin and a juvenile girl conspired to lure the victim to an apartment to buy marijuana.
When the victim got there, an argument started, the victim tried to leave and was stopped by another man, the report states.
Austin is accused of hitting the victim on his head with a bottle, cutting his scalp. About $50 was taken from his pockets, and he was allowed to leave.
Police interviewed the girl, who told them she and Austin conspired to lure the victim to the apartment to rob him. The report states that she told police they bought pizza with the money stolen from the victim.
Austin's arrest report indicates the girl was also arrested.
- Cindy Swirko