UPDATE:OCSO Working to Identify Suspect in Two Late Night Robberies

By: News Release
By: News Release

UPDATE: This story was updated at 10:03 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has two pictures of suspect they believe robbed two stores on Aug. 12.

The first robbery attempt took place around 10:30 p.m. at Alvin’s Island on Okaloosa Island. A man walked up to an employee and demanded cash from the register. She was unable to open the register and he left empty-handed.

Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.

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Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office believe two late night robberies may have been the work of the same individual.

The first robbery attempt took place around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12 at Alvin’s Island on Okaloosa Island. A man allegedly walked up to an employee and demanded cash from the register. She was unable to open the register and he left empty-handed.

While deputies were on the scene investigating, a call came in of a second robbery at 11 p.m. at the Waffle House on Racetrack Road.

The suspect came in and handed a worker a note demanding money. He then took cash and left.

The descriptions of the suspect and his clothing matched in both incidents; a white male wearing a white shirt, white shorts, and white hat with a towel around his shoulders.

Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.


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