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Police help robbery victim escape suspects

Two Gainesville Police officers had just finished a call Wednesday when they were about to get involved in a new case.

Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said two Gainesville Police vehicles were in the parking lot near Big Lots on Browns Bridge Road when a vehicle pulled up near the officers. According to a warrant taken out by an Oakwood Police investigator, Damon Jackson, 21, of Oakwood, was holding a man at gunpoint to drive to Gainesville “in order to take money from (the victim) at an ATM.”

“That’s when the subject jumped out of the vehicle, advised the officers what was going on. The officers acted upon it and were able to take the individual into custody,” Holbrook said.

Jackson and Jennifer Luna-Flores, 19, of Oakwood, were charged with armed robbery. Both were booked in Thursday at the Hall County Jail, where they remain.

Oakwood Police Investigator Todd Templeton said Luna-Flores “lured” the victim to Oakwood Hills Drive with text messages. The warrant accuses Luna-Flores of aiding and abetting Jackson in taking $100 “by setting up a sex for money meeting with (the victim) so that Jackson could take the money.”

Templeton said Jackson then “approached, produced a handgun and demanded cash from the victim.”

Templeton did not release any further details Monday, though he said in a previous news release that investigators “have reason to believe there are other victims who have been robbed by the couple in a similar manner.”

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