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FLORENCE A Florence man has been arrested and charged with robbing an international student at the University of North Alabama, and trying to rob a second one within a two week period.
Corey O’Neal Johnson, 18, 1118 E. Limestone St., was picked up Monday night by Florence police, detective Sgt. Greg Cobb said.
Gillian said in the first incident, an international student flagged down a Florence police unit and reported being robbed at gunpoint by two men in the vicinity of 321 West Irvine St.
The student said the suspects fled the scene after seeing law enforcement in the area.
The chief said on Sept. 18, a second armed robbery of an international student was attempted at the same address. The victim described the offenders as two black males wearing ski masks.
Reports indicate the victim in this case briefly struggled with one of the offenders, pulling his mask off before the two men ran away.
Gillilan said after a brief investigation, a victim identified an offender from a photo lineup. After consulting with the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s Office, a warrant was issued for Johnson’s arrest.