Armed robbery hits cleaners in Sarasota

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Sarasota Police Officers are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Mel's Super Laundry & Cleaning in the 3800 block of South Osprey Avenue in Sarasota at approximately 3:30pm Friday.

A white male wearing black ski mask walked in back door of the store with a handgun, demanded money and left. It's unknown if he left on foot or in a vehicle.

A perimeter was set up with assistance from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office with negative results.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Sarasota Police Department at 941-954-7025 or 911.