Third suspect arrested in Monday robbery

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:29 a.m.

Gainesville police have arrested a third suspect in a Monday robbery in which the stolen money was used to buy pizza.

Charged with armed robbery Wednesday afternoon was Antoine J. Hill, 18, of 1727 NE Eighth Ave., Apt. A12, according to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report.

Diamante Austin, 20, of 3300 SE 22nd Ave., and a juvenile girl were arrested Tuesday.

Police allege Austin and the girl conspired to lure the victim to an apartment to buy marijuana. Once the victim was in the apartment with the girl, Hill and Austin came in.

An argument started and the victim tried to leave but was blocked by Hill, who put him in a choke hold, 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. The money was ussed to buy pizza.

The victim knew Austin and the girl and police arrested them on Tuesday.

Detectives identified Hill as the remaining suspect and arrested him Wednesday.

- Cindy Swirko

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