Sheriff’s department releases photo of suspect sought in TA robbery

| Thursday, June 20, 2013

Authorities are hoping the release of a photo of the man they say robbed a truck stop in central Florida will help lead to the suspect’s arrest.

Sumter County detectives are searching for 44-year-old Christopher Edwards. Edwards is sought in connection with a robbery that occurred Monday night at a TA Travel Center on State Road 44 in Wildwood, Fla., according to a report from News 13 in Orlando.

According to the TV station’s report, deputies said Edwards entered the store, approached the clerk, and demanded money. The clerk told investigators the suspect “patted his front pants pocket advising the clerk he was armed.” The clerk complied and the perpetrator made off with an undetermined amount of money.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 352-569-1600. A picture of Edwards can be viewed here.

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