Victim Speaks After Alleged Armed Robbery Of $10

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 23:41:38-04

A man has been arrested after robbing a victim of $10 while allegedly armed with a gun.

Officials said the incident happened just after 7 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Lillian Street and South 15th Street.

The victim, identified as Shane Morris, contacted police from South 14th Street and Boscobel Street. He told authorities he had been robbed by a black male who had a silver handgun in his waistband that he reportedly showed the victim by raising his shirt.

He also described the suspect as having a distinct grey patch of hair and said he was wearing a yellow shirt.

Morris said he was robbed of $10, and he later took to social media where he explained his shock that the robbery took place in broad daylight with other people around.

Police were able to capture the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Edward L. Gordon, after they found him near South 14th Street and Holly Street.

Both Morris and a witness were able to identify Gordon as the man responsible.

Authorities said they did recover the $10, but no weapon was found on Gordon or near the scene.

Gordon was taken into custody and charged with aggravated robbery.

According to an affidavit, authorities said Gordon put Morris “in fear” by using a deadly weapon or displaying “any article used or fashioned to lead the victim to reasonably believe the article to be a deadly weapon.”

Police confirmed Gordon was a convicted felon who has been arrested more than 20 times since 2005.

His convictions included attempted robbery, domestic assault, assault, and drug possession. 

Gordon was being held in lieu of a $75,000 bond.