Deputies: Man robbed four New Port Richey gas stations at gunpoint

By Fallon Silcox, Reporter
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4:00 PM EST

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office looking for a man who robbed four New Port Richey gas stations at gunpoint.

In one of those instances, the suspect shot at one of the clerks, deputies say

The most recent robbery took place Monday night at the Corner Food and Deli, 5448 Flora Ave.

According to deputies, at about 9:15 p.m. Monday, a man entered the store brandished a handgun and demanded money from the store's clerk. After collecting an undisclosed amount of cash, the man, whose face was partially covered, fled from the store. The man also wore a dark hoodie.

Investigators said that previously, the suspect was armed with a chrome revolver when he robbed a 7-Eleven on Trouble Creek Road and then a Sunoco on U.S. 19 on Sunday at 7:05 p.m. The third robbery happened at 9:29 p.m. Sunday at a Hess on Plathe Road.

Deputies said the suspect was able to leave the three gas stations with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Deputies said the gunshot was fired during the Sunoco robbery on Sunday night. In that instance, the man entered the store and fired a round at the store clerk, but missed. No one was injured.

On Monday, the Pasco Sheriff's Office released a surveillance photo showing the man suspected of the robberies. No further information has been released about the fourth robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pasco Sheriff's Office at (727) 847-8102 or 1-800-706-2488. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online.