Man, boy accused of attacking, robbing man in Turkey Creek

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 4:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 4:46 p.m.

A Gainesville man was arrested Monday night after police say he and a minor beat a jogger and took his phone.

Shawn Robertson, 21, of 1505 Fort Clarke Blvd., Apt. 9307, and an unidentified 17-year-old boy saw a man running at 11:01 p.m. in the Turkey Creek community in Alachua when they yelled “Hey sexy!,” which the man ignored, the Alachua Police Department reported.

On the man’s second jog around the street, the two came out of a dark driveway across from 11049 Creek Drive, police said. The boy struck the victim in the left side of his head, while Robertson grabbed the victim from behind in a bear-hug manner, police reported.

The victim’s iPhone 5 was strapped to his arm in a case, which was stripped off as Robertson restrained him. The victim told police he grabbed the boy by the chest and attempted to push him away, the report stated.

The victim ran for help toward a driveway of 11049 Creek Drive, police reported, while the boy kicked him as he ran, police said. Robertson and the boy took the phone and fled, officers added.

Police said the victim told them he had located his phone nearby using an application. Robertson and the boy were located at 6509 NW 105th Terrace in a side yard, the report said.

When police tried to speak to them, they ignored police commands and fled into a heavily wooded area behind the house.

After they were arrested at 1:17 a.m., police said the boy told them he punched the victim and that Robertson took the victim’s phone.

Robertson told police he did fight with the victim but did not answer further questions. Robertson and the boy were staying with Robertson’s girlfriend, and the victim’s phone was found in her house, according to the report.

Robertson and the minor were both charged with robbery and resisting an officer without violence, police said. The juvenile was taken to the Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center, but it was not known if he was released, according to APD public information officer Jesse Sandusky. Robertson was being held Tuesday at the Alachua County jail in lieu of $12,000 bond.

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