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Three arrested after woman allegedly lured man into home to rob him at gunpoint

Athens-Clarke County police arrested two men and woman after they allegedly robbed a man who showed up to pick up the woman for a date, police said.
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Two men and a woman allegedly planned the armed robbery of a man who showed up at the woman’s home to take her to a movie Sunday in Athens. All three have been arrested, two of them after a standoff.

Around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a home on Garnett Ridge Drive after getting a report of an armed robbery and an aggravated assault, according to the Athens-Clarke County police.

Noe Navarro Rebollar, 25, of Nicholson, said he went to the home to pick up a woman to go to a movie, police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow said. But when he entered, two men armed with handguns confronted him and told him to get on the floor, Sorrow said.

Rebollar complied and the suspects took his wallet, cash, cell phone, and sunglasses, she said. He hit the panic alarm on the key fob to his vehicle, causing one of the suspects to flee and when he did Rebollar also fled, Sorrow said. The suspect was arrested nearby, police said.

The other two suspects refused to leave the home and a perimeter was set up and officers from the Special Response Team called in to the scene, Sorrow said. Negotiators made numerous attempts to contact the suspects and a standoff, the suspects were taken into custody without incident around 10:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

The suspects: Miguel Salas, 50, of Kathwood Drive; Jose Santos Sotelo, 28, of Garnett Ridge Drive; and Kristen Rushe Crumley, 23, of Garnett Ridge Drive, were arrested and charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault, police said. Salas was also charged with giving false information. They were all transported to the Clarke County Jail.

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