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Gainesville Police identified a suspect Wednesday in a recent robbery and are still looking for a man involved in a local burglary last week.

Investigators issued a warrant Wednesday for Gainesville resident John Gabe Gaddy III, 23, after police reported he robbed the Eastside location of Sweet Dreams Homemade Ice Cream of Gainesville, 1040 E. University Ave., according to Gainesville Police.

Officers reported Oct. 27 that Gaddy walked into the shop and forced the female clerk into the bathroom at gunpoint. He then took money from the register and ran from the store.

He’s wanted on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon with a bond of $800,000, police said.

Gaddy’s last known address is 1101 SE 15th St., Apt. 76, and he drives a 1998 tan Buick LeSabre, police said. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information to help locate Gaddy is encouraged to contact GPD detectives at 352-393-7670 or text the keyword “GPDFL” plus the tip to 274637.

Investigators are still looking for a man whom police reported broke into Gator Tales Sports Bar, 5112 NW 34th St., while the bar was closed on Oct. 30. A surveillance video shows the man walking into a back room and taking boxes of liquor.

Those with information on the burglary should contact investigator Steve Jones or text their tip plus GPDFL to 274637.

A version of this story ran on page 1 on 11/7/2013 under the headline "Gainesville Police identify robbery suspect, search for bar thief"

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