Man robs Walgreens, uses money for beer and cigarettes next door

SARASOTA-- Police are looking for a man they say robbed a Walgreens Wednesday. He's also wanted in connection with a Fidelity Bank robbery.

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. near 3500 Fruitville Rd. in Sarasota.

The cashier told officers Smith walked into Walgreens and advised her that it was a robbery. The suspect pulled out a knife and demanded the cash in the drawer. After the suspect received an unknown amount of cash, he left and went next door.

The suspect was seen on camera at the Dodge Store, next to the Walgreens he robbed, and purchased beer and cigarettes with the stolen the money.

Smith is described as a white male, mid 50's, grey hair and was last seen wearing a blue polo, black pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information on this case, please call Detective Darrell Nixon at 941-954-7078 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS .


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