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Two accused of robbing man, leading deputies on chase
By Naples Daily News staff report
“A Golden Gate Estates woman and her accomplice robbed a man of his tablet computer and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase before crashing into a tree in North Naples last week, Lee County sheriff’s deputies said.
Kimberly Wilcox, 24, of the 2100 block of Northeast 20th Avenue, faces an armed robbery charge after deputies said she and Juan Pablo Rodriguez, 22, ambushed a man Friday using a plastic airsoft gun that looked like a semi-automatic rifle Friday night.
Rodriguez, of the same address as Wilcox, is being held at the Naples Jail Center on charges of fleeing law enforcement and resisting arrest. He hasn’t been arrested on a robbery charge as of Wednesday morning.
Lee County deputies said Wilcox and Rodriguez met the victim through Craigslist as he sought to trade his Samsung tablet computer for another electronic device. They agreed to meet at Gulf Coast Town Center.
When the victim pulled into a parking lot to exchange devices, Rodriguez went into the back seat of his white Chevrolet sedan and pulled out an airsoft gun, telling the victim to put the tablet on the hood of his vehicle, deputies said. The victim ran behind his car, with Rodriguez and Wilcox, a passenger in the sedan, speeding off, an arrest report said.
After the victim called 911, deputies spotted Rodriguez and Wilcox as they drove south on Interstate 75 at speeds exceeding 100 mph, later exiting at Immokalee Road, the report said. Collier deputies then executed a precision immobilization technique to slow the vehicle, causing it to crash into a tree on Strand Boulevard, deputies said.
Rodriguez, who is seen in his mug shot with a neck brace and facial bruises, was hospitalized in Collier County with minor injuries. Wilcox was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with more serious injuries, deputies said. She’s now in a Lee County jail.
An airsoft gun matching the victim’s description was found in the vehicle, and the victim identified Rodriguez in a police lineup, deputies said.”
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