Gastonia man charged in armed carjacking

Gastonia man charged in armed carjacking

Credit: Gaston County Jail

Robert Lee Laboo.

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM

GASTONIA, N.C. -- A Gastonia man is behind bars, accused of stealing a woman's car at gunpoint on Sunday.

Gastonia Police say 53-year-old Robert Lee Laboo was arrested just five blocks from where he stole a Chevy Impala from a woman at gunpoint early Sunday morning.

Around 1:30 Sunday, police say Laboo pointed a gun and stole the vehicle from the victim in the 600 block of Maple Avenue.

Laboo made it just five blocks before he was arrested.

Laboo is charged with first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

His bond is set at $75,000.

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