NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
November 24, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


     The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place shortly after 10 a.m. this morning at the Top Dollar Pawn Shop, 745 Beal Parkway.

     A tall white male wearing a dark knit cap, black jacket, and light-colored pants walked in armed with a black revolver and demanded money from the clerk. He then took some cash and left the scene in a light green metallic, mid-size sedan.

     The clerk says the man had something pulled up to cover the bottom part of his face, but appeared to have scarring on his forehead.

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