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Police searching for gas station robbery suspect

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 18:09:42-05

Port St. Lucie police are searching for a man  accused of an armed robbery at a Shell gas station.

Officials say a man entered a Shell Gas Station at 299 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard Saturday at around 9:30 p.m. and  pointed a handgun at the clerk, demanding money. 

The clerk handed all the  money from the register to the suspect. He fled the store and left the area by unknown means of transportation.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black or Hispanic male, approximately 5’11” – 6’ tall, thin build, wearing a red large print plaid hooded sweatshirt with a white draw string on the hood, medium tone baggy blue jeans, black sneakers with a white toe and stripes on the sides. 

The handgun appeared to be a semi automatic pistol, black frame with nickel slide, officials say.

Police are asking if you recognize the suspect or if you have any information on this case to call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS.