Deputies: Man robs convenience store wearing motorcycle helmet

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ENGLEWOOD, FL. - Authorities are looking for a man who robbed an Englewood convenience store carrying a short-barreled shotgun and wearing a motorcycle helmet.

It happened Tuesday around 10:30 p.m. at Barracuda Bill’s Mobil convenience store at 8675 Placida Road.

A man wearing a black full-face motorcycle helmet over another type of white face mask entered the store brandishing a short-barreled shotgun. The man demanded that the clerk fill a small backpack with cash. The clerk complied and the man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Another clerk, who was on his way to work at Barracuda Bill’s, noted a sports-type motorcycle travelling in the opposite direction on Cape Haze Drive at about that time.

The suspect was described as being about 5 ft. 3 to 5 ft. 6 inches tall, about 120 pounds and between 18 and 22 years of age. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, gray shorts and black sneakers.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to please call the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).