Sgt. Chad Reports on Mapco Armed Robbery, Needs Any Info on Suspect

Editor's Note: Sgt. Chad Payne, information officer for the Dade County Sheriff's Office, submitted his weekly crime roundup report a day late this week due to a death in his family. Condolences, Sgt. Chad!

On Wednesday, March 21, at approximately 1:13 a.m., an armed robbery was committed at the Mapco convenience store located at 955 Highway 299 in Wildwood by a black male, approximately 40 years of age, wearing gray pants, a dark long-sleeve shirt and a dark ball cap with a white bill.

​​The ball cap had a red "A" on the front, and the suspect was wearing light-colored sneakers. The subject also had a white cord, resembling speaker wire, attached to his right ear and the wire went to the waist area of the male. (See the blurred images included here.)

The subject had a small blue-steel semi-automatic pistol in his right hand, and appeared to be about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weigh approximately 180 pounds. He had short hair and a small beard, both of which appeared to be black and gray in color.

He left the store with two orange drinks, two wood-tip cigars, one pack of Newport cigarettes, four cartons of Newport cigarettes, and cash and change from the store register.

Any information about the identity and location of this armed robbery suspect will be greatly appreciated. Please call the Dade County Sheriff's Office at (706) 657-3233.

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