Hernando County, Florida -- Hernando County detectives are asking that store clerks be a little extra vigilant during the opening and closing process at their businesses.

They are also recommending that everyone remain alert of any suspicious activity throughout the normal business day and to report it immediately at 352-754-6830.

Since late December 2013, detectives say there have been seven robberies involving weapons, and they are not concentrated in one particular area, but stretch throughout the county.

If anyone has information on any of the robberies, please contact the Hernando County Sheriff's Office at the number above. If you want to remain anonymous, please call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip via the Internet at http://www.hernandosheriff.org/Tips . You will remain anonymous and also be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 cash!

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