Two Cape men charged with robbery with a firearm
Two Cape Coral men are accused of pulling a gun on a man Sunday and robbing him of $300 in cash and a cell phone valued at $50.
Cornelius Robinson, 24, and Bryan Javier Ortiz, 18, both of 2065 Coral Pointe Drive, were arrested and charged Wednesday with one count each of robbery with a firearm and grand theft. Officers had responded to a disturbance and identified the two as suspects in recent armed robbery.
According to police officials, officers responded to Academy Boulevard and Archer Parkway for a report of a robbery. The victim told police that he had called a friend to buy marijuana, and the friend sent a relative to the victim’s home to broker the deal.
When the relative arrived, the victim got into the vehicle, which was occupied by a driver and two passengers. The man reportedly purchased $10 worth of marijuana and they then drove to a convenience store to buy a cigar. After it was bought, they headed back to the victim’s home.
At the intersection of Academy and Archer, the rear passenger pulled out a handgun, according to police. He pointed it at the victim’s head and demanded his money. The victim gave up his wallet and cell phone and jumped out of the vehicle. The suspects then fled in the vehicle.
The victim used a bystander’s cell phone to call police.
Officials reported that detectives developed Robinson and Ortiz as suspects. The victim identified them as two of the men who had robbed him.