Reward Offered in Home Invasion Robbery

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Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information about a reported home invasion robbery that occurred at a residence on Blvd. De L’Orleans in Mary Esther last night, January 29th.

The two victims stated they were watching television around 11:15 p.m. when a man with a knife came in through the back door and demanded money. The suspect took cash and wallets and ran out the back door.

The suspect is described as a fair skinned white male around 5’8”-5’9 tall with a thin build. He was wearing grey sweatpants and a brown/beige flannel button up shirt with sneakers. He was also wearing black gloves, a hat and possibly a scarf or mask covering his face except for his eyes which are possibly blue.

Anybody with information about this robbery may contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 609-2000 or may possibly become eligible for a cash reward of UP TO $1,000 by contacting Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (863-8477), or toll-free at 1-888-654-TIPS. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637).Anonymous tips can also be submitted on-line at

Crime Stoppers callers are never required to reveal their identity nor testify in court. A code number system is used to pay cash rewards without compromising the tipster’s identity.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that helps solve crimes, or leads to the location of wanted fugitives, illegal drugs, or recovery of stolen property. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit, community organization; it is not a government program or law enforcement agency, and no taxpayer dollars are used in its reward fund.

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