CA11: Stop of man matching description of a robber in vicinity was reasonable

Officers received a report of a Friday night armed robbery of an Hispanic male by two black men wearing black. “The officer was aware that would-be robbers targeted this area because it contained a number of bars frequented on weekend evenings by Hispanic immigrants who had just been paid in cash. He further knew that, after robbing their victims, the robbers frequently fled on foot into the surrounding neighborhoods. “ This was thus a high crime area. Once in the area, the officers saw a single black male wearing black. They pulled up to him and he acted unusually nervous. “As the district court noted, ‘[s]topping an individual who matches the description of an armed robber in relative close proximity to the crime scene, within ten minutes of the crime occurring, and patting them down for weapons is well within the bounds of the Fourth Amendment and Terry.’” United States v. Felix, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 22375 (11th Cir. Nov. 8, 2017).

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