Robbery at Tackle Box Fanning Springs

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                September 19, 2011 Time:                12:00 PM   On Saturday, September 17, 2011 the clerk at the Tackle Box in Fanning Springs reported a robbery.  The clerk stated that he locked the front door to handle business in the back and he heard someone attempting to open the door.  The clerk went to the front door and let the white male in since the store was open for business. The suspect followed the clerk behind the counter and stated that he needed cigarettes. The clerk told him to remain on the opposite side of the counter.  The suspect pushed the clerk and had his right hand under his shirt as if he had a weapon.  The suspect had the clerk open the register and the suspect removed an undetermined amount of cash.   The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’07”, 140-150 lbs, with short reddish to light color hair and clean shaven.  He was wearing a sleeveless white shirt and plaid white & black shorts.  The suspect left north on Us Hwy 19 in a white extended cab pickup truck.   Deputy Drew was minutes from the robbery and searched for the suspect in Dixie County to no avail. Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to call Investigator Mike Bell at 352-486-5111.        ###

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218