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Robber pointed shotgun in man’s face, Winter Haven police say


Published:   |   Updated: January 14, 2014 at 07:58 PM

Winter Haven police have arrested a man accused of pointing a sawed-off shotgun in another man’s face during a home invasion robbery.

Police say about 7 p.m., Sean Paul Webster, 42, 2316 Azalea Ct., Lakeland, was located and taken into custody in Winter Haven.

According to police, at 11:45 a.m. Monday, the victim, a 19-year-old man, was awakened by the sound of someone coming into his residence in the 800 block of Avenue N SW. He then saw Webster standing over him with the weapon pointed at his face. The victim’s 18-year-old girlfriend, was also in the room.

Webster threatened to shoot the victim, saying, “This is real,” and demanded money, according to police.

Webster ordered the couple out of the room and demanded that the victim put his two dogs away or he would shoot them. After walking the couple outside to make sure the animals were secured, Webster walked the pair back into the house, continuing to tell them he was going to shoot them both. As the couple sat on the floor, Webster kicked the victim in the mouth and started ransacking the room looking for more money. Webster continued to move the pair at gunpoint to other areas of the house demanding money, police said.

The victim’s brother arrived at the home and started to enter through the back door. When Webster saw the brother, he grabbed him by the collar and hit him on the side of the head with the shotgun barrel, forcing him at gunpoint into the residence, police said.

Webster then picked up a computer and fled the residence in a 2000 red Pontiac Sunfire, which was later recovered by police in Lakeland, police said.

The charges he faces include armed robbery with firearm, armed burglary with assault, three counts of false imprisonment, two counts of aggravated battery and possession of firearm by convicted felon.

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