S & S ARMED ROBBER REMAINS AT LARGE
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The suspect who committed an armed robbery at an S&S Food Store remainsat large, but the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspect’s possible connections to other gas station robberies in Central Florida.
“There have been similar incidents in Gainesville and Ocala,” said Sheriff Tony Cameron. “It is possible that there is somebody traveling, but we don’t know yet. We are looking at surveillance videos.”
The S&S Food Store at 2926 CR 136 near White Springs was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday, Nov. 16, by one armed suspect. The clerk described him as a medium-complexioned white man in his mid 20s to early 30s, at about 6’2”-6’3” and an estimated 220 pounds. Video surveillance revealed that he was muscular in build and may have had a goatee. He was wearing an orange and white University of Miami ball cap with a “U” logo on the front, a grey or blue T-shirt with a Gator mascot on the front, and a silver or gold necklace. He is believed to have fled the crime scene in a black Chevrolet Impala of unknown year or tag number from the entrance of the nearby State Farmers Market onto I-75 North.
On Thursday, Nov. 20, two other gas stations were robbed, one in Ocala and one in Gainesville, by a pair of white men. In the Ocala case, two men entered a Marathon gas station and one man held the clerk at gunpoint and demanded money from the registers. Two hours later, a Kangaroo gas station in Gainesville was robbed at gunpoint by two white men. Police are investigating whether these two robberies are connected, while local law enforcement is looking into whether these cases may be connected to the S&S Food Store incident.
The Ocala Police Department described the robbers as two white men, approximately 6’ tall, wearing all black hoodies, pants, gloves, and bandanas on their faces.
The Gainesville Police Department described the suspects as 5’7”-5’9” and between 20 to 30 years old. The surveillance footage suggests that one of the men may have facial hair, possibly a goatee. They are believed to have escaped in a dark, extended-cab pickup that may be a Dodge.
If you have any information on the suspect in the S&S Food Store armed robbery or the Central Florida robberies, please contact the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office at 386-362-2222.
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