Suspect Arrested in Two Armed Robbery Cases

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's office has arrested a suspect in two armed robberies.

The Ritz store on Beal Parkway was held-up about 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

A man with a knife struggled with the clerk before getting away with the drawer from the cash register.

The clerk was injured and and released at a local hospital.

Authorities arrested 29-year-old Larry Dewayne Fountain and charged him with two counts of first degree robbery.

Investigators say he is also charged with robbing the Tom Thumb store on Florence Avenue less than a week ago.

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