Palmetto robbery suspect arrested, charged

A suspect has been apprehended for the alleged robbery of a FAMU student near Palmetto North on Thursday, said FAMU Police Chief Calvin Ross.

Craig George, 19, has been charged with robbery with a firearm, possession of firearm on school grounds, resisting an officer without violence, marijuana possession less than 20 grams and marijuana possession with the intent to sell.

George has also been charged with grand theft of firearm and fraud impersonation of the attempt to use the ID of another person.

On March 20, the Florida A&M University Police Department received an emergency call from a victim who was robbed at gunpoint near the Palmetto North complex. After the robbery occurred, it was reported that the robber fled on foot to Palm Beach Street.

Ross said the University’s Department of Public Safety was notified Monday at approximately 3:50 p.m. of a black male who committed a robbery walking on Wahnish Way toward Okaloosa Street.

According to FAMU PD, the suspect was apprehended after a short pursuit on foot. Five individual packages of marijuana and a 9 mm handgun were found on the suspect.

Further investigation by the National Crime Investigation Center and a Federal Citizen Information Center check revealed that the Orlando PD had reported the handgun that was taken from the suspect as stolen.

George was later transported to Leon County Jail. He has no affiliation with FAMU.