Gainesville man arrested in Jan. 25 armed robbery

Published: Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday in connection with the January holdup of a convenience store.

Kareem M. Rhodes Jr., 20, of 1402 SE 2nd St., faces a charge of armed robbery, according to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report.

The robbery occurred about 8:40 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Park’s Place convenience store at 120 NW 39th Ave. Police allege Rhodes and an unidentified accomplice robbed the clerk at gunpoint, getting about $200. The men had bandannas covering the lower part of their faces.

A fingerprint left by one of the men was identified as Rhodes’ left middle finger. He also matched the physical description of the culprit as seen in surveillance video.

A warrant was issued for Rhodes’ arrest, and he was picked up by police Thursday. He was being held Friday at the Alachua County jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

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