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Arrests Made In Produce Stand Robbery [READ ARREST REPORTS]

By: Elizabeth Nickerson; Tallahassee Police Department Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson; Tallahassee Police Department Email

By: Elizabeth Nickerson
October 16, 2013

Tallahassee, FL--A 90 year old Tallahassee man who got robbed last week at his driveway produce stand is getting community support.

Lloyd "Hoot" Gibson says he was robbed of money and assaulted by two men.

They have been identified as 20-year-old Bobby Streeter and 21-year-old Odell Baity. Both suspects were arrested in connection with the robbery.

It's led to people in the community gathering to do a flash mob at Gibson's business to show support. Gibson says he is thankful for it all.

"I hated what I had to go through to get this attention, but it makes me feel good that the people responded. I never dreamed I would have the response from this that I am having. I didn't know I had this many friends," said Lloyd "Hoot" Gibson, the victim.

Gibson says he gets his produce from local farmers in the area.
The flash mob ends at sundown.

Over the weekend, the Tallahassee Police Department misidentified one one of the suspects as Allen Streeter. Allen has not been charged, and was not involved in the crime.


Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department

With the assistance of the US Marshal's Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, Mr. Odell Baity and Mr. Bobby Streeter have been arrested in connection with the above robbery.

Probable Cause Affidavits are forthcoming and will be made available once they have been entered into the Leon County Jail.

Arrested:

Bobby Streeter B/M DOB: 12/01/92

Odell Baity B/M DOB: 09/09/92


Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department

On October 11Th at approximately 3:10PM, TPD Officers responded to 402 Glenview Drive to investigate a robbery that had occurred. The victim, 90 year old Lloyd Gibson, told officers that he had been robbed of money by two suspects who had pretended to be interested in buying some of the produce that he normally sells out of his driveway.

The suspects suddenly grabbed Gibson, robbed him of his money, sprayed him with OC pepper spray and battered him. The suspects fled the area on foot. Responding officers searched the area for the suspects, to include a police K-9 track, but to no avail.

Investigator Rob Newberry with the Violent Crimes-Robbery Unit responded to the scene and took lead on the investigation. Investigator Newberry interviewed witnesses and evaluated all of the available evidence and other leads.

Investigator Newberry was subsequently able to positively identify the two suspects.

WANTED PERSON: Bobby Streeter, b/m, 12/01/92
WARRANTS: Robbery with Non-Deadly Weapon, Burglary with Person Assaulted, Battery on Person Over 65YOA

TPD encourages anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bobby Streeter to contact the Tallahassee Police Department immediately at 891-4200, or contact CrimeStoppers at 574-TIPS. Remember, we don't want your name, just your information.


Tallahassee, FL - The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a robbery of a person at the intersection of Meridian Road and Glenview Drive. TPD officers are currently searching for the suspects.

The robbery occurred at 402 Glenview Drive, where a Tallahassee man sells produce from his garage.


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