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19 year-old arrested in high school robbery

A 19 year-old Fayetteville man has been charged with robbery in a March 3 incident at the ball fields at Fayette County High School.

Zach Austin Quinn faces robbery charges after allegedly taking money from a Fayette County high school student who gave Quinn his wallet, believing he had a weapon, according to Fayetteville Police Det. Jeff Harris.

Harris said the incident occurred between 3:30-4:00 p.m. at the baseball complex at Fayette County High School. The victim was in the locker room and was told that someome wanted to see him outside, Harris said.

The victim went outside, finding Quinn and two females. Quinn asked the victim why he had been making fun of his girlfriend and then told the victim to apologize and to give him his necklace, Harris said. Upon being told he had no necklace, Quinn told the victim to hand over his wallet and the victim complied, Harris said. Quinn then took money from the wallet, returned it to the victim and left the area, Harris added.

When interviewed later by officers the victim said that during the exchange Quinn kept putting his hands in his pockets, leading the victim to believe he had some type of weapon, Haris said.

Harris said officers spoke with the females and subsequently identified Quinn.

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