Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Woman Opens Door to Armed Robber

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Woman Opens Door to Armed Robber

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Byline: SANDY STRICKLAND

When a 46-year-old woman answered a knock at her RV trailer door, a man pushed her inside, pointed a pistol and told her to stay out of his way or he would shoot her. He stole her laptop computer, printer and leather purse containing $200 and prescription medication from her home in the 7100 block of Gaillardia Road South, police said.

An accomplice stood by and never spoke while a third man stayed outside the trailer, police said. Before leaving the trailer at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, the gunman told the victim he'd shoot her if she tried to leave.

The woman's purse was later recovered in a Dumpster with only the cash missing, police said.

- A 33-year-old man was shot after he was carjacked outside apartments in the 8200 block of Kona Avenue. The incident occurred between 12:10 and 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

It began when three men rushed the victim's red 2001 Mercury Sable as he was driving a friend's sister back to the apartments where she lived. …

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