Convenience Store Robbed
At approximately midnight last night, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Central Dispatch received a 911 hang up call from the Hilltop Shell Foodmart, 400 East Main St., Avon Park. When deputies responded to this location they discovered that an armed robbery had occurred. Store personnel indicated that two black males robbed the clerk at gunpoint and took an undisclosed amount of cash and some merchandise from the store.
This case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit and Detective DeWayne Kelly at 863-402-7823. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477), contact us on the internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com or simply scan the QR code at right. Anonymity is guaranteed!
Nell Hays, CPS
Public Information Officer
Highlands County Sheriff’s Office