Friday, January 19, 2018
Public safety

Brooksville police searching for man who confronted woman in Walmart parking lot

BROOKSVILLE — Police were searching Thursday for a man who tried to rob a woman in a Walmart parking lot a day earlier.

The 61-year-old woman had just parked her car at the Walmart Supercenter at 7305 S Broad St. about 7:30 a.m. when a man wielding a knife forced her back into the car and demanded money, Brooksville police said.

When she was unable to come up with cash, the man ordered her to drive to a bank. After that failed because of the number of customers at the bank, he directed the woman to the area near Jefferson Street and Asmara Avenue, where he got out and fled, police said.

The man wore a black hooded sweatshirt with orange inside the hood and lettering on the front, black pants, blue and white shoes, and a black and red ball cap with "SWAG" in white letters on the front.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Brooksville Police Department at (352) 540-3800. To remain anonymous, call the Hernando County Crime Stoppers toll-free 1-866-990-8477 or go to hernandosheriff.org/tips online.

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