PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Major Crimes detectives are seeking assistance from the public in the identification of an armed robbery suspect. According to authorities, just before 8pm on December 3, a suspect walked into the Publix Liquor store and demanded cash from the employee while brandishing a handgun. The incident occurred at the Publix Liquor store located at 24001 Peachland Boulevard in Port Charlotte.
The suspect was successful in taking an undetermined amount of cash from the register. The suspect was observed wearing a heavy black coat with a hood, black jogging pants, gray and white gym shoes, white gloves, and a white face mask. He was described as possibly a black or Hispanic male.
After the incident, the suspect ran towards Peachland Boulevard. The same suspect was also observed earlier in the day, loitering in the parking lot, near a black bicycle. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-0013.