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Man meets woman for sex at hotel, gets robbed, police said

Robbery happened at Econo Lodge on SW 13 Street

Roselyn Williams, 20, and Cedric Stafford, 18, were arrested for armed robbery at a Gainesville Econo Lodge Saturday
Roselyn Williams, 20, and Cedric Stafford, 18, were arrested for armed robbery at a Gainesville Econo Lodge Saturday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A Florida man was robbed at gunpoint at a Gainesville hotel Saturday when he met a woman for sex, Gainesville police said.

Around 1 p.m., multiple officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at an Econo Lodge on Southwest 13 Street.

Officers said a man went to the hotel to meet Roselyn Williams, 20, for sex. Once they were inside a room, Williams signaled to three other men who entered and robbed the man at gunpoint.

Cedric Stafford, 18, and two 16-year olds entered the room and detained the victim. Both 16-year olds were armed with a handgun, police said.

The men took the victims cash, car keys and shoes, officers said. As they detained the victim, one 16-year old went out to the victim’s car in the parking lot, used his keys to get inside and rifled through the car.

The group released the victim and went upstairs to room 231 where police found them with the man’s personal belongings, a loaded Glock 23 and a black-powder revolver, police said.

Williams, Stafford and the 16-year olds were charged with the robbery.