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Couple robbed by man with ‘welcoming face’ while attempting to buy drugs during vacation

By Mason White 4:58 PM April 4, 2016
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was ambushed and robbed in Florida, while trying to buy drugs.

The couple of Cincinnati, Ohio, were on vacation in Destin, and were robbed at gunpoint after trying to buy drugs from a man near Fort Walton Beach.

“The 30-year old male victim told police that his girlfriend was driving him around as he was trying to find someone to sell him $80 worth of marijuana,” the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.

An individual at a restaurant directed the couple to Lovejoy Road. The couple told deputies that once there, they were approached by a man in a red hoodie who said he could arrange the deal.

He ordered the couple to drive to Oak Street, where the individual in the red hoodie and another man got into the back seat of the car about 9:00 p.m.

At that point, the suspects put a gun to the boyfriend’s neck and demanded the couple hand over all of their money.

The armed robbers also took the man’s iPhone and the woman’s purse.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy later located the stolen phone in front of a home on Oak Street.

The woman’s purse was found near a home on Cypress Street.

Police are asking people for help in locating the armed robbers. The man who was wearing the red hoodie, is described as a black male, in his early 20’s, and slender.

The second suspect was wearing a gray hoodie, and is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, also in his early 20’s, and with a “welcoming face.”