BRANDON — Hillsborough County deputies are asking help in finding a shotgun-wielding man in a ski mask who robbed a Steak 'n Shake Tuesday and may have done it once before.
An unidentified man entered the fast food restaurant at 1402 Brandon Boulevard about 6 a.m., confronted employees with a shotgun and demanded money, according to the Sheriff's Office.
He put cash in a green drawstring bag and fled the scene on foot.
Hillsborough deputies believe he is the same man who attempted to rob the same Steak 'n Shake on Sept. 1.
He was described as 18 to 26 years old, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 11, 170 to 195 pounds and medium build. He was last seen wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt, white gloves, dark pants and white sneakers.
Deputies ask anyone with information to call the Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200. Anyone who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS, online at www.crimestopperstb.com or "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S.