James Gaines: West Palm Beach man arrested in armed kidnapping and robbery incident

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Police have arrested a 33-year-old West Palm Beach man on charges of armed kidnapping and robbery.

Police say James "J-Bo" Gaines ordered a man, who was riding his bike home from work around 2:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Tamarind Avenue, to go to a secluded location.

They say at gunpoint Gaines ordered the 23-year-old victim to  remove his clothes as he stole his bicycle, cash and phone.

The victim was able to call 911.

Police say they located Gaines nearby. Officers recovered some of the victim's property.

Gaines admitted to being in the area but denied any role in an armed robbery, police say.

He was transported to the Palm Beach County Jail without incident.


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