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Suspect sought in 2 Port Charlotte robberies

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Suspect sought in 2 Port Charlotte robberies

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Apr 6, 2013

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County deputies are looking for a suspect in two Friday night convenience store robberies in Port Charlotte.

The first armed robbery happened around 10 p.m. at a 7-Eleven located at 330 Kings Highway.  Witnesses say the suspect was a man, about 5 foot tall, wearing a black hoodie and mask, demanding money.

The second call came about an hour later at a Circle K at 41 Tamiami Trail.  The witness offered a similiar description and events that occurred during the first robbery.

That witness said the gunman was white or Hispanic, 5 foot tall, 100 to 130 pounds with a small build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and no shoes.  He also had a gray mask covering his face and fled in a dark 4-door older model vehicle, possibly a Toyota with a Florida tag.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office at (941) 639-2101 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).