Attempted armed robbery at Dollar General

Sarasota County, FL -- On Sunday, June 29th, Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to A Dollar General Store on 4444 Bee Ridge Road to a report of an attempted armed robbery.

The unknown suspect entered the establishment and demanded the clerk to open the register and informed him that he had a gun.

The clerk told the suspect to leave and the suspect fled from the store. The suspect left the area in a newer model light green colored sedan.

The suspect can be described as a Caucasian male, "6'1", about 180 lbs, in his mid-30's, dark hair with a goatee. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a Mario Brothers character on the front of his shirt, dark grey shorts, black sneakers, and sunglasses.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section responded and are currently investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at


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