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Conyers man arrested for armed robbery of cellphone
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A Conyers man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly stealing a woman’s phone at gunpoint in February. 

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) took Christian Whitney, 18, into custody after several witness testimony led them to believe that it was Whitney who took the victim’s phone. Whitney was arrested at his home around 4:30 p.m.

On Feb. 20, an 18-year-old girl reported her white Apple iPhone 5S was “snatched” from her hand in front of her home.

According to the deputy’s report from that night’s incident, a green Honda Accord, with four males inside, pulled into the driveway of her the residence located in the 2000 block of Millstone Drive.

“(The victim) stated she was messaging a subject by the name of (Cuban) and asked if he could stop by,” the deputy wrote.

When the car pulled up, the victim walked outside to the car, but didn’t see “Cuban” sitting among the men, according to the report. She did see a cousin, who has been identified as Whitney, of “Cuban” seating in the front passage seat. 

When the victim got close to the car, Whitney allegedly took the phone from her hands. 

“(The victim) stated she tried to grab the phone back and (Whitney) pulled a black handgun from the glove compartment,” the deputy wrote in the report. “(The victim) stated he pointed the handgun in her face and the vehicle sped off out of the neighborhood.”

The phone was not in Whitney’s possession at the time of his arrest. 

“We believe he possibly sold the phone or just got rid of it, but (we) have not been able to locate it yet,” said RCSO Cpl. Michael Camp.

Whitney is currently being held in Rockdale County Jail for armed robbery.