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Deputies investigating Friday night armed robbery of Sarasota Chick-fil-A

Security cameras capture robbery at Chick-fil-A

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robber at Chick-fil-A, 5384 Fruitville Road, shortly after 10 p.m. Friday. According to deputies, a man went inside holding a silver or chrome pistol demanded money from employees.
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The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robber at Chick-fil-A, 5384 Fruitville Road, shortly after 10 p.m. Friday. According to deputies, a man went inside holding a silver or chrome pistol demanded money from employees.

The sheriff’s office is searching for a suspect who wore a Superman hat in an armed robbery attempt at a local Chick-fil-A Friday night.

Around 10:11 p.m., a man in his late 20s or early 30s armed with a silver/chrome semi-automatic pistol entered the restaurant in the 5300 block of Fruitville Road and demanded money from the employees, according to a news release. He then fled on foot into the parking lot and left in an unknown direction, deputies say.

According to a report from Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was wearing dark clothing, clothes and yellow bandana across his face. No employees or customers were injured in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section at (941) 861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling (941) 366-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be left online at sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

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