Spring Hill Dollar General robber may be connected to other central Florida holdups

The robber hinted he had a gun when he held up the store Tuesday morning, the Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies say this man robbed the Dollar General at 3499 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill on Tuesday morning. [Hernando County Sheriff’s Office]
Deputies say this man robbed the Dollar General at 3499 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill on Tuesday morning. [Hernando County Sheriff’s Office]
Published May 22

SPRING HILL — Hernando County deputies are looking for a man who robbed a Dollar General store Tuesday while hinting he had a gun.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office believe the man may be connected to other armed robberies recently committed around central Florida.

The holdup occurred just before 9 p.m. inside the store at 3499 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill, the Sheriff's Office said.

Eyewitnesses told deputies a man entered the store, demanded money from the cashier and implied he was carrying a handgun. The witnesses described him as a white man wearing a black t-shirt, a dark jacket with the hood pulled over his head, black shorts and white, calf-high socks. The Sheriff's Office released an image from a security camera showing the man.

Deputies said the robber fled the store on foot before getting into a nearby parked vehicle and driving away.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff's Office at (352)754-6830 or Hernando County Crime Stoppers at (866) 990-TIPS and www.hernandocountycrimestoppers.com.

Contact Justin Trombly at jtrombly@tampabay.com. Follow @JustinTrombly.

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