Woman held at gunpoint riding with friend to purchase marijuana

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 13, 2013 

A woman was held at gunpoint Tuesday and robbed after driving a friend to a park near 51st Street and 12th Avenue to buy marijuana, according to a Columbus Police Department report.

The victim told police she had just received money from her tax return and was picked up by one of her friends who wanted to purchase marijuana. The two women drove to a park near 51st Street and 12th Avenue at about 9:30 p.m., where they met Alicia Gonzales, 24.

According to the report, Gonzales came up to their vehicle and got in the back seat. She then grabbed the victim's hair and pointed a pistol at her. Before leaving the car, she grabbed a Nike bookbag which contained the cash. She then ran away from the area.

Police are still looking for Gonzales. She is described as a short black woman with a medium build and a light complexion. During the incident, she was wearing a black skull cap and a dark colored bomber jacket.

This story has been updated. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the victim, who was a passenger, was driving.

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