Deputies arrest man they say stole two luxury watches from jewelry store at UTC worth $33,800

Armed Robbery Investigation

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies say it didn’t take long to find the armed man who robbed a jewelry store at the The Mall at University Town Center and fled with two luxury watches.

The sheriff’s office says just before 2pm at Mayors Jewelers at UTC, a man walked in, flashed a firearm and demanded two luxury watches before fleeing west out of the store. The two Rolex watches the man fled with had a combined value of $33,800.

The sheriff’s office released this photo of the suspect:

The sheriff's office says it happened just before 2pm at Mayors Jewelers at UTC. Employees say the man walked in, flashed a firearm and demanded two luxury watches before fleeing west out of the store.
The sheriff's office says it happened just before 2pm at Mayors Jewelers at UTC. Employees say the man walked in, flashed a firearm and demanded two luxury watches before fleeing west out of the store. (Source: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)

And it wasn’t long before they received several tips.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the home of 64-year-old Robert Nuttall on 32nd Street West in Bradenton. Deputies say they recovered the clothing worn during the robbery, both stolen watches and a firearm.

Deputies say they recovered these two watches, worth a combined $33,800, during the search of a home in Bradenton.
Deputies say they recovered these two watches, worth a combined $33,800, during the search of a home in Bradenton. (Source: Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

Nuttall was taken into custody and charged with armed robbery. He remains at the Manatee County Jail.

Robert Nuttall is charged with armed robbery. Deputies say he robbed a jewelry store at UTC.
Robert Nuttall is charged with armed robbery. Deputies say he robbed a jewelry store at UTC. (Source: Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

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