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$5,000 Reward for Apollo Beach Publix Robbery Suspect

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. – On November 14, 2020, at 5:05 p.m., an unknown white male approached the cashier at Publix located at 6434 Highway 41 N. in Apollo Beach and demanded cash. The suspect threatened to shoot the cashier, however, he did not show a weapon.  The suspect is described as being 6’0″, 170 lbs., wearing a white long sleeve shirt, jeans, and a dark blue face covering. The suspect fled the store with cash and left in an older grey sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry, with heavy rear-end damage.

Shortly after the robbery, a subject matching the description of the robbery suspect exited the same vehicle vehicle at a Shell station in Palmetto.  The subject can be seen on store surveillance video making a purchase at the counter.  Detectives believe the subject in the video is the robbery suspect and that he lives in the Manatee County area.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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