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Police: Armed man sought after Gainesville gas station robbery

Robbery prompts UF Alert

Korey Gunn (Photo courtesy: Gainesville Police Department)
Korey Gunn (Photo courtesy: Gainesville Police Department)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gainesville Police Department are searching for a 23-year-old man after he robbed a gas station in Gainesville last Friday night.

Police said Korey Gunn is consider armed and dangerous.

Gunn robbed a Chevron gas station on University Avenue, which is about a mile west of the University of Florida campus, and then ran off, police said.

Gunn is described as a black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds.

The robbery prompted a UF Alert to be issued telling students to stay in place, police said.

About 30 minutes later when police cleared the scene, the university said there was no need for people to stay in place. 

Detectives are continuing to investigate leads to determine Gunn's whereabouts.

Police ask anyone who sees him to call 911. Anyone  with information about where Gunn is located is asked to called 352-955-1818 or 352-393-7500. Anonymous tips to GPD can be given by texting keyword GPDFL plus the tip to 274637 or call CrimeStoppers at 352-372-STOP