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Hernando authorities seek help with unsolved armed robbery cases

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is urging residents and store clerks to be "extra vigilant" during store openings and closings after several recent armed robberies at local places of business.

Since December 2013, there have been seven robberies involving weapons, the Sheriff's Office said. Citing open investigations, authorities declined to give many of the details of the cases, including weapon type, circumstances and whether anybody was injured.

The incidents have happened across the county: Cumberland Farms, 5244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, on Dec. 2 and Feb. 9; Dollar General, 3449 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, on Jan. 6 and Jan. 26; Dollar General, 399 Broad St., Masaryktown, on Feb. 3 and April 6, and Domino's Pizza, 13081 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, on April 4.

Authorities ask that anyone who sees suspicious activity call the Sheriff's Office at (352) 754-6830. Anyone with information about the robberies may call the Sheriff's Office or leave an anonymous tip with the Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS or submit a tip at Tipsters are eligible for up to a $1,000 cash reward.