Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota Police Department detectives are searching for the man who robbed a Sarasota 7-Eleven gas station early Wednesday morning.
Detectives say the man walked into the gas station in the 1700 block of North Washington Boulevard around 5:30 a.m., walked behind the counter, threatened the clerk and requested all the money in the cash register.
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After the clerk gave him the money, he left and was last seen walking north on North Washington Blvd.
Detectives say the same man had been in the store about an hour before, around 4:20 a.m. and was acting suspicious. The clerk who was in the store at 4:20 a.m. told detectives he thought he saw the outline of a gun in the man's clothing didn't actually see a gun.
During that time, the man had reportedly asked the clerk if he could give him $20. When the clerk refused, the man went into the bathroom and then left the store without incident.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Tom Shanafelt at 941-954-7089 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.