March 11, 2012

Armed Robbery at convenience store

Stock Island – Deputies and detectives responded to the Chevron gas station on Stock Island to investigate an armed robbery early today.

The clerk in the station’s convenience store told Deputy Joseph Cortner she was mopping at about 3 a.m. when a man wearing a ski mask confronted her, demanding money. She said she thought it was a joke at first, but after he showed her a handgun, she handed over cash from the register. He fled the store and she called for help.

She described the suspect as a white male, 20 – 30 years of age, about 5’6” to 5’8” tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black knit ski mask and black knit gloves, black long sleeve pull-over shirt and long blue jean shorts.

Detective Dave Chavka responded and will be continuing the investigation. Anyone with information about this case should contact him at 305-292-7060. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. If a tip leads to an arrest, the tipster would be eligible for a cash reward. The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS or a tip can be made on line at

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