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Fri Jul 03 05:20:26 PDT 2015
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Man Uses Phone Text To Rob Convenience Store
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The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a convenience store robbery early Tuesday morning that involved a man writing his demand for cash in text on a phone and showing the message to the clerk. The employee says a man walked into the Tom Thumb at 1096 North Beal Parkway around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. He had written a text message asking for money on his phone. He showed it to her and she gave him a small amount of cash. The man then left on foot, heading down nearby Green Acres Road. A K9 was able to establish a track for a short time. The clerk describes the robber as a tall, slender black male in his mid to late forties. He was wearing a black doo rag, white tank top, dark blue jogging pants with a white stripe and white tennis shoes. She says the robber also has a glassy, cloudy blue eye. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by texting “TIP214 plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).


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