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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Alligator employee robbed at gunpoint behind office

A 68-year-old employee at the Independent Florida Alligator was loading newspapers into his car at about 6 a.m. on Aug. 25 when a man robbed him at gunpoint, according to a Gainesville Police press release.

The employee had parked beside the organization's office at 1105 W University Ave. , and was loading newspapers into his car when a man pointed a gun at him and asked for his wallet and money.

The employee handed the suspect cash, according to the press release.

Video surveillance caught the robbery on camera. The video showed that after handing money to the suspect, the employee moved to the side of his car and lay down on the ground.

The suspect then headed south on foot, according to the GPD press release.

In the video of the robbery, which is posted on the Alligator website, the suspect appeared to be a black male between the ages of 20 and 25, according to the press release. He seemed to be holding a black gun and wearing black pants and a blue shirt and bandana.

If anyone has information on the suspect or the robbery, please contact Detective Jeff Nordberg at 352-393-7656.


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