Crestview liquor store robber sought

CRESTVIEW, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018–The Crestview Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with a Jan. 16 nighttime robbery of a local liquor store.

Police were summoned to the Cash’s Crest liquor store and lounge at 1675 Ferdon Blvd. South around 8 p.m. in response to a hold-up alarm activation.

The cashier told responding officers she had been robbed at gunpoint around 7:58 p.m.

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Cash’s Crest liquor store was robbed Jan. 16. (Crestview Police Department)

The cashier described the robber as a black male, “normal” build, dressed in black, who came around the counter and pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at her as she emerged from the store’s office.

A review of security video (available at CPD’s Facebook page) showed the robber wore a mask and black gloves while committing the crime.

Added information from the security video showed the suspect was approximately 5 foot 10 inches to 6 feet tall,  appeared to have a prominent brow ridge and walked with his feet pointed outwards as he steps, according to the Crestview Police Department.

“She also remembered the suspect’s ‘baggy’ pants allowed her to see his grey underpants,” the incident report stated. “She recalled the underpants were normal briefs, not boxers.”

The robber demanded the cashier place the money from the cash register into a Wal-Mart shopping bag he provided.

He then ran out the front door and headed south.

A Crestview Police K9 unit summoned to the scene found the robber’s trail and tracked him to a nearby Brookmeade Drive residence where the resident permitted officers to check the house for a possible intruder. None was found.

Officers believe the robber may have parked a car in the area and drove off after robbing the liquor store.

The robbery remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS (8477), the Crestview Police Department at 850-682-2055 or the department’s Investigations Division,  at 850-682-4157.

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