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Police: Man says he was robbed while playing basketball
Rayshon Thomas

A 20-year-old man is accused of taking another man’s phone and wallet out of his jacket while the victim was playing basketball last month.

Rayshon Thomas was charged Thursday with robbery and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

Gainesville Police responded to a robbery report Jan. 4 in the 700 block of Kenwood Drive in the city.

The victim told police he was playing basketball when Thomas allegedly “walked over and took his phone and wallet out of his jacket,” Sgt. Kevin Holbrook wrote in an email.

“The victim gave chase to the suspect, who then pulled a knife, at which point the victim stopped chasing,” Holbrook wrote.

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