Press Release

Subject: Robbery - Gas Station
Incident Type:
Incident Date/Time 8/5/2019 6:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 9/4/2019 6:00:00 AM
Location:
Case Number: 2019-021228
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Person/Suspect Info

Case Number: 2019-021228 

Incident Type: Robbery   Business/Subdivision: Speedway Gas Station 

Location: 8604 SR 70 E, Bradenton  Zone: N80    

Victim(s): Speedway   Race/Sex: N/A   Victim(s) D.O.B: N/A   

Suspect(s): Unknown   Race/Sex: B/M x2  Suspect(s) D.O.B: Unknown

At approximately 3:19 am on 08/05/19 deputies responded to a Hold Up Alarm at the Speedway Gas Station. Upon arrival they discovered that two unknown black males had just robbed the store in a similar way as other recent gas station robberies. 

According to the nighttime clerk, two unknown black males entered the store and attempted to distract him by asking to see miscellaneous items behind the counter. The clerk, refused to move and the suspects left the store only to return a few seconds later. The suspects rushed back into the store and told the clerk they had a gun, however, the clerk never saw a gun. One suspect watched the clerk while the second suspect went behind the counter with a large black plastic bag and stole an unknown amount of cigarettes. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS