Orlando, FL – Man Tried to Rob Pawn Shop at Gunpoint Before Police Arrived

February 15, 2019

Orlando, FL (February 14, 2019) – A man was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly attempted to rob an Orlando pawn shop at gunpoint.

The man, identified as 27-year-old Jorge Luis Castillo Fonseca, was taken into custody by police on Tuesday after deputies responded to a panic alarm set off at the Cash American Pawn. When police arrived at the scene on South Orange Blossom Trail, they saw Fonseca attempting to flee the scene.

The deputies responded in just enough time and were able to catch Fonseca as he was trying to escape through the rear door. Police were able to recover a firearm that he was trying to use in the midst of the crime.

Two employees were hiding inside. One of them received back pain from crouching down and was taken to the hospital but they were otherwise fine.

Fonseca has been charged with robbery with a weapon.

Orlando Robbery Laws

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