Two rob Hammock Road Circle K
Published: September 5, 2012
Highlands County Sheriff's detectives were investigating the robbery.
It was reported that two men entered the store, one armed with a hand gun and the other with a machete, according to Sheriff's Spokeswoman Nell Hays.
"One suspect scaled the counter and approached the clerk, hit him with the hand gun and demanded he open the cash drawer," Hays reported in a news release. "The victim complied and the robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of cash."
The victim was treated at the scene and did not require hospitalization.
The suspects were described as Hispanic or black males, one approximately 5-feet 8-inches tall, medium build and was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was described as tall with a thin build. Both had their faces covered and ran away after the robbery, Hays said. Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 863-402-7250 and speak to Detective Roger St. Laurent. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477), or on the internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed.