For Immediate Release
June 11, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
OCSO SEEKS TOM THUMB ROBBER
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery of the Tom Thumb convenience store at 1605 Florence Avenue in Fort Walton Beach. The clerk says a man came in around 1:40 a.m. June 10th , went to the beer cooler, and then set two bottles on the counter along with a crumpled up lottery ticket. A short time later he came around the counter and demanded money. He managed to get the register open, grab some cash, and leave with the store cell phone. No weapon was displayed.
The clerk says the same individual had been in the store about two hours prior to the robbery.
He’s described as a short black male with a beard, between the ages of 25 and 35. He was wearing a white T-shirt, another shirt around his neck that appeared to be a jersey with a name and number on it, and blue or black shorts.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.
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