Gainesville man arrested after alleged armed robbery

By Sydney Hencil Anchor/Reporter
Posted 3:00PM on Wednesday 23rd November 2022 ( 1 week ago )

A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly stealing a woman's purse and hitting her on the head with a pistol.

Darrion Damonie Thompson of Gainesville met with the victim at the Harrison Square apartments in Gainesville at about 4 p.m. 

Investigators believe the two parties were known to each other, although it is unknown what they were doing at the complex. After the incident, Thompson left the scene in a vehicle but was arrested without incident not long after according to the Gainesville Police Department.

The victim suffered minor injuries. 

Thompson is being charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.  

The motive behind the robbery is unknown.

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