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Wanted Wednesdays: Gainesville man robbed woman in parking garage elevator

Wanted Wednesdays: Gainesville man robbed woman in parking garage elevator

Gainesville Police Department is looking for Donnie Nattiel Jr. after they say he robbed a woman in a downtown parking garage elevator.

Police said Nattiel was in the back of the elevator with the woman and several other witnesses. When they got to the 3rd floor, Nattiel made his move.

"As soon as the people walked out of the elevator he snatched the victims purse and then ran down the stairs with it," Ben Tobias with Gainesville Police Deparetment.

It happened on November 2nd, late at night on SW 3rd Street and they got it all on surveillance camera.

"When our crime analyst sent it out to GPD a couple of our officers immediately recognized him, he's kinda a tough guy to miss," Tobias said.

The victim's purse had her drivers license, debit card and cash inside.

Police said this isn't the first time Nattiel has robbed someone and they want to get him off the streets immediately.

RELATED: See past Wanted Wednesdays here.

"We have not seen any sign of him since that point- he does have a criminal history with us we are very familiar with who he is but its very odd that we haven't seen him recently," Tobias said.

Nattiel was last seen in NE Gainesville, but believe he may have left town.

Donnie Nattiel is 34 years old, 6'5 and 275 pounds.

Police are asking for your help, if you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP (7867).


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