Rockledge man suspected of stealing AR-15 from online seller

Police say a 25-year-old Rockledge man arranged to purchase an AR-15 online but instead snatched the weapon and fled the scene Monday.

Justin Dunham contacted the person selling the firearm on floridaguntrader.com when he saw an ad for the AR-15, 700 rounds of ammunition and some accessories. Dunham agreed to buy the items from the alleged victims for a total of $1,300, according to police reports.

During the scheduled meeting between Dunham and the seller, Dunham was able to get the gun, ammunition and accessories from the trunk of the seller’s vehicle and leave the scene, police said.

He then hopped into a car driven by an unidentified black male who has not yet been arrested.

Police reported the seller received minor injuries to his right elbow and wrist during the robbery.

Dunham was arrested and charged with grand theft of a firearm, robbery by sudden snatching and possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon. He is being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex in lieu of $35,000 bond.

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