Teen arrested in July 4 armed robbery in Bradenton

Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 12:23 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2022 at 10:44 AM EDT
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UPDATED July 7 with arrest made.

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in connection with a July 4 convenience store robbery.

The suspect, which ABC7 will not identify because of his age, was charged Thursday night with armed robbery, the sheriff’s office said.

Shortly before 7 p.m. on July 4, deputies say a suspect walked into the Circle K on First Street West in Bradenton, demanded money, and implied that he had a weapon. The store’s employees complied.

The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

A person fitting the same description came into the store the day before and was caught on camera appearing to case the store.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011.

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