Sarasota 7-Eleven robbed early Wednesday morning

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SARASOTA - Police are looking for a man they say walked behind the counter of a 7-Eleven, threatened the clerk, and took all the money in the register.

It happened at the store on U.S. 301 and 17th Street at about 5:30am.

According to Sarasota Police, the suspect was seen in the store about an hour earlier, when he asked the clerk for $20 but left when the clerk refused.

He later returned and threatened the clerk and took the cash.

The suspect was last seen walking north along U.S. 301.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Tom Shanafelt at 941-954-7089 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at