Police: Man attempts robbery with gas pump

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Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 6:26 pm | Updated: 6:45 pm, Mon Jun 3, 2013.

SARASOTA, Fla. - Police have arrested a Sarasota man after they say he attempted to rob three people at a gas station while threatening to spray gasoline on them.

It happened at the Shell gas station across the street from Sarasota Memorial Hospital a little after 9pm on Thursday.

According to the Sarasota Police Department, the three victims say that a man later identified as 38-year-old Reggie Randall approached them at the pump and began yelling at them.  He grabbed a gas pump, pointed it at the victims, and said he'd send them to the hospital.  He then told them to "give me everything you have" and threatened to injure them.

The victims refused to give the man anything, and he walked away toward a nearby apartment building.

Randall was later taken into custody and identified in a police lineup by all three victims.

Randall was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted robbery.

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1 comment:

  • AmandaQ posted at 11:56 pm on Tue, Feb 4, 2014.

    AmandaQ Posts: 1

    Thanks for sharing the information here. In connection to that, a man posing as a delivery driver has stolen 2,100 gallons of fuel in a daring Indiana gas heist. Could he have seen a recent episode of "Breaking Bad?" By the way, you can get car finance with bad credit for an automobile with better gas mileage.

     

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