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Liquor store robbed at gunpoint
Liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Crystal River, Florida -- According to a Citrus County Sheriff's Office statement, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call about an armed robbery at Bob’s Liquor located at 6601 W. Gulf to Lake Highway. The two suspects reportedly were armed with handguns.

The on-duty clerk told officials that two white male subjects parked across the street from the liquor store, then crossed SR 44 and entered the store. Both pointed their guns at the clerk, and ordered him to the floor.

One suspect went directly behind the counter and removed bills from the cash register. He also retrieved coins from below the counter. Along with the undetermined amount of money, the suspects left the store with liquor bottles and cigarettes, making their getaway.

The clerk described one subject as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black skull cap, blue jeans and a blue bandana, which he used to cover his face when he entered the liquor store.

The second suspect, also a white male, was described as being 6 feet tall and weighing 190 pounds. He was wearing a green hooded jacket with a white horizontal stripe, dark blue jeans and carrying a black backpack. Both men wore dark-colored gloves.
No one was injured during the robbery.

Sheriff’s Office personnel responded, and crime scene technicians began processing the scene for any viable evidence. Surveillance video from the store was reviewed, and several usable photos of the suspects were recovered. A local BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued, and a canvass of neighboring businesses also was conducted.

Anyone with information about this crime or the identity of the suspects is asked to call 911 right away. Or contact Crime Stoppers of Citrus County, Inc. Report your tip by texting CITRUS to 274637 (Crimes), clicking on www.crimestopperscitrus.com or calling 1-888-ANY-TIPS toll-free. Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.