Man Arrested After Robbing Woman In Front of Red Lobster

A man is accused of attempting to rob a woman in front of the Red Lobster in Gadsden.

According to Gadsden Police Department Sergeant John Hallman, the attempted robbery took place on Rainbow Drive just after noon on Monday. Hallman says, 19-year-old Austin Abernathy pointed a gun at the victim and threatened to kill her if she didn’t turn over her purse. According to investigators- the suspect then grabbed the woman's purse and took off down Rainbow Drive. Gadsden police caught up with Abernathy a short time after the robbery. They say that he still had the purse with him. Abernathy was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center and charged with 1st degree robbery.

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