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Man in straw hat robs Marathon gas station
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Man in straw hat robs Marathon gas station

Brandon, Florida -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's detectives are searching for a man who robbed a Gas Kwick/Marathon Station on Adamo Drive Tuesday evening.

Deputies say around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, the man walked into the gas station and asked to buy a pack of cigarettes. As the clerk opened the register, the man displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register. 

The clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of money and ran out of the store and into the passenger side of a gold compact car with tinted windows and no hubcaps. The car, possibly a mid-90's model was driven by an Hispanic or black male driver. The vehicle was last seen heading east on State Road 60.

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The robber is described as a white male, mid 20's - 30's, 5'8" - 6', 185 - 200 lbs., with a medium build, goatee and sideburns.  He was last seen wearing a straw gardener style hat, wire framed glasses, black trench/western style duster coat, black shirt, blue jeans and brown work boots.

Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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