BRANDON — Deputies are searching for a man who used a threatening note to rob a candle store last week.
At 11:40 a.m. Friday, the man walked into the Yankee Candle Co. store at 221 Brandon Town Center Drive and asked to speak to an employee who wasn't at work, the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office reported.
He then handed the clerk a note demanding that she give him all the money in the register.
After getting some money, he forced the clerk into the bathroom and told her to stay there.
He is described as a white man, 5 feet 10, 180 pounds with a medium build, brown hair, a receding hair line and goatee or long sideburns. He was wearing a long-sleeved, light-colored shirt with unknown writing on the front and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about this robbery can call the Sheriff's office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-843-8477.