MCSO Major Crimes detectives seeking public’s help in solving three armed robbery cases

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives are seeking the public’s help in solving three armed robbery cases after releasing surveillance videos on Monday that showed the three incidents.

Log Cabin Store in Ocala that was robbed twice. (Courtesy of Google Map Images)

Log Cabin Store in Ocala

Two of the armed robberies occurred in April 2017 and the third armed robbery was committed this past Father’s Day on Sunday, according to a media release by MCSO. Detectives were able to connect the robbery that occurred on April 7 at the Log Cabin Store located on 13493 West Highway 328, the robbery of the Speedy Food Mart located on 5501 NE 35th St. that occurred on April 27 and the third robbery case at the same Ocala Log Cabin Store that occurred on Sunday evening, the media release stated. In the first two robberies, three masked suspects who were similar in build, entered the establishments and completely took over the stores, while in Sunday’s robbery, only two suspects entered the store. In all three robberies, the suspects stole cash and cigarettes and fled the locations, possibly in a dark colored SUV, according to the release.

MCSO detectives are asking for the public’s help and tips in further strengthening their case against these wanted individuals. If you know who they are and/or where they may be, please contact Detective Billy Burleson at 352-368-3542. Citizens can also phone in anonymous tips to the Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. For Crime Stoppers, please reference 17-47 in your tip, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for an award of up to $1,000.

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