Manatee deputies arrest suspect in pharmacy robbery

MANATEE — A suspect was arrested and charged with armed robbery in relation to the Sweetbay market pharmacy robbery Monday.

The suspect, identified as Jonathan Bass, robbed the store located on 14th Street West.

According to a news release from the Manatee County’s Sheriff’s Office, “the suspect jumped over the pharmacy counter and demanded Oxycodone pills.” He was allegedly armed with a box cutter.

The suspect left with an undetermined number of pills.

The sheriff's office Monday released security camera footage of the suspect.

Booking information for Bass was not yet available on the sheriff's office website.

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