Two men arrested in Gainesville armed robbery


Alachua County Sheriff's deputies arrest two men accused of trying to rob a man late Wednesday.

It happened at the Crossings at Santa Fe just after 11 p.m. yesterday.

Deputies were patrolling the area by foot and saw a suspect get into the passenger side of a car and drive away.

Deputies spoke to the victim and he said the suspect pointed a black gun at him and ordered him to hand over his phone and other belongings.

Officials located the car and the victim identified the suspects. Deputies say they arrested Marquez D. Ross, 22, and Jayquan Hamilton, 23.

Ross is charged with robbery with a firearm and Hamilton is charged with robbery with a firearm and possession of marijuana.

Two stolen guns were recovered and both men are currently in Alachua County Jail.

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