Two men arrested in Alachua County for armed robbery

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Two men have been arrested in Alachua County for armed robbery with a handgun.

The robbery took place at the 3000 Block of 83rd Street in Gainesville, the two suspects robbed the victim and left in a hurry. A witness reported it to Alachua Deputies.

Deputies pulled over a car that matched the description and the witness and victim identified the suspects.

"Someone came up to those deputies while they were on foot patrol and reported that an armed robbery had just occurred," said Brett Rhodenizer, a spokesman for the Alachua Sheriff's Office. "They were able to describe the suspect vehicle very accurately and we had other deputies in the area who were able to stop the vehicle shortly after it left the apartment complex"

After a search the deputies found two handguns, one of which had a red laser attached to it.

Both men are in the Alachua County jail.