Century Man Charged With Armed Robbery; Victim Suffers Injured Pinkie Finger

September 21, 2019

A Century man has been charged with an armed robbery that resulted in an injury to the victim’s pinkie finger.

Maurice Austin, 30, was charged with first degree felony robbery with a firearm and petit theft.

Investigators said Austin solicited a ride from his friend to take him to Monroeville, AL, to look at a vehicle to purchase, and they met at Century Boulevard and Pond Street. The friend picked up Austin, along with an unidentified girl and a 13-year old boy.

Austin asked him to pull over at a car wash on North Century Boulevard so he could talk to someone. That’s where investigators said Austin got out of the vehicle and confronted the victim. A struggle over the gun ensued, injuring the victim’s right pinkie finger. Austin took $91 in cash, a credit card and identification from the victim, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Austin got back in the truck and stated “Drive and don’t ask any questions,” an arrest report states. They turned on State Line Road and then Highway 4A before turning on Hilltop Road. Austin got out of the vehicle on Hilltop Road, leaving the other passengers behind. The friend let the passengers out on Elm Street before driving home to Alabama.

When investigators located the friend, he stated he had received a phone call at the time they stopped at the car wash, and he was not paying attention to what Austin did outside the vehicle.

The friend and the other two passengers have not been charged.

Austin remained in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $53,000.


3 Responses to “Century Man Charged With Armed Robbery; Victim Suffers Injured Pinkie Finger”

  1. Jack on September 23rd, 2019 7:44 pm

    The friend received a phone call and did not know what went on at the car wash???
    There should also be a charge for insulting the public’s intelligence.

  2. I shoot to kill on September 21st, 2019 11:20 am

    He would be another toe tag had i been around

  3. paul on September 21st, 2019 9:57 am

    Prison bound, if not he will do it again

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