NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
November 8, 2005
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer 
(850) 651-7420


    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of the Hibbetts Sporting Goods Store at 411 Mary Esther Boulevard Monday night. Two men entered the store around eight p.m., pointed a gun at one of the two employees, and demanded money. No customers were in the store at the time and no one was hurt.

The suspects then left the store with the cash and ran away on foot. The first suspect is described as a black male, about 5'10", wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue denim shorts and a camouflage hat. He was carrying a small handgun. The second suspect is described as a black male, about 5'11", wearing all black, including a black mask over his face.

      Anyone with information on the armed robbery is asked to call the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 850-609-2000 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.