Charlotte detectives look for armed robbery suspect
FOX 4 Staff
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ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Charlotte County detectives are looking fora man who tried to rob a clerk at an Englewood area gas station at gunpoint Monday night.
Shortly before midnight Monday, a white male in his late 20’s entered the Barracuda Bill’s Mobil Gas Station, located at 8675 Placida Road. The man was carrying a black semiautomatic pistol and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk resisted the suspect’s efforts and the man fled the scene on foot.
A witness in the area saw the man leave the store and run toward Cape Haze Drive where he was picked up by a small tan or beige colored sedan that was possibly either a Honda Civic or Honda Accord. The vehicle was last seen driving toward South McCall Road on Placida Road.
The suspect is described as being between 5 ft. 8 inches and 5 ft. 10 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a dark colored baseball cap with writing on the front, black baggy pants, black sneakers and a black short sleeved shirt over top of a camouflage type yellow and black shirt. He had a red bandana covering his face.
Anyone with information concerning the identity of the suspect or the vehicle is asked to please call the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).