Robberies Linked? Robbery at Express Lane and Walgreens

Tallahassee, FL -- September 13, 2011 - 10:30am -

An LCSO spokesman says investigators believe that 2, long gun robberies, at an Express Lane convenience store and a Walgreens on September 12th, are linked.

LT James McQuaig says the rifle used in the hold ups at an Express Lane convenience store and a Walgreens appears to be the same gun, even though the suspect does not appear the same.

Stay with WCTV for updates.

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Tallahassee, FL -- September 12, 2011 --

The Tallahassee Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery of the Walgreens located at 414 South Magnolia Drive last night at approximately 2:10 a.m.

Further investigation by the responding officers determined a black male suspect wearing a dark T-shirt with a white patch on his sleeve, long dark gray shorts with an emblem over the left front pocket, dark high top basketball style shoes with white soles, and a black cloth over part of his face entered the store while brandishing a rifle. The suspect demanded cash from the store employees, was given U.S. currency and fled in an unknown direction. There were two customers in the business at the time of the incident but no one was injured.

TPD investigators are attempting to identify this suspect. Community members with information or who recognize the suspect are asked to call TPD at 891-4200 or the Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information and you may be eligible for a cash reward. Please remember, if
you see something, say something, do something.

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[UPDATE] Leon County, Florida - September 12, 2011 - 2:20pm 0

At 5:52am on September 12, 2011, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery at the Express Lane store located at 7999 Blountstown Highway. The suspect entered the store with a long-barreled firearm and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The man then fled the scene in a small, dark colored passenger car with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the
Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477). Remember, Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. You could be eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward.

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September 12, 2011 10:15am by Julie Montanaro

LCSO confirms that someone robbed the Express Lane at the corner of Highway 20 and Silver Lake Road at around 6am this morning.

We are trying to get a suspect description now.


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  • by Crimson Brotha Location: tallahassee on Sep 14, 2011 at 01:33 PM
    Of course these two robberies are linked. Two different black thugs and the same stainless rifle. To bad someone nearby wasn't armed to assist these two thugs in their hunger for adventure and send them on an eternal one. I got my concealed weapons training at Outdoor Pursuits to help me deal with one sided occurrances such as these.
  • by Uh Duh !!! Location: Tally on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:05 PM
    Uh Duh !! Do you think???? These robberies are linked.. My God, these investigators are geniuses. No wonder they the big bucks
  • by mike Location: tally on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    they is brothers I bet.
  • by Surly Location: Grrr on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:36 PM
    Gun in the clear photo looks like a Ruger 10/22 stainless w/ synthetic stock to me. Got one just like it. Nice plinker, weird choice of weapon for a robbery. Must have been all they had.
  • by The solution is simple on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:59 AM
    Stop paying people to have children that do not want to parent. Stop paying people to have children out of wedlock. Stop encouraging unwed births in poverty sticken, dysfunctional enviroments by awarding them with government handouts. This is what you are getting.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM in reply to The solution is simple
      Who made you God!
      • reply
        by Jack on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM in reply to
        Who made your keyboard without a question mark???
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        by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:00 PM in reply to
        No. The question is who made the goverment god. You want to have children have children. You don't need government handouts to do that.
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          by MIke on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:30 PM in reply to
          Well now...Gov't. handout have to feed 'em. You can't feed 'em...Don't breed 'em.
      • reply
        by I AM GOD!! on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:34 PM in reply to
        me
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          by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 06:56 PM in reply to I AM GOD!!
          ok then you can pay for the out of wed lock breeding
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:44 AM
    notice the watch, the necklace, the belt, right handed, notice the weapon, is that a mustache
  • by Actions Location: Tallahasse on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:13 AM
    Some People Do Some Crazy Things , I'm Glad That Everyone Is Not Hurt .. Only God Knows What Goes On Peoples Mind .
  • by Tony Location: Tallahassee on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:02 AM
    This is what you get when you elect a crook like Scott as a Governor. Crime will go up when you take our state jobs from people, and this dumb idea to drug test people who need a helping hand. Next election lets return the jobs to the people and elect a good governeor.
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      by Roz on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM in reply to Tony
      While, I am not a Scott fan, I seriously doubt this thug was a state worker.
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        by tired of the Racisim on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:11 PM in reply to Roz
        how do you know that this is a thug? could be just a get up. don't judge a book by the cover. you never know what is going on so keep that to yourself! thanks! he could very well have been a state worker, when you interview for a job, the attire is much different.
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          by You want to scream racisim on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:37 PM in reply to tired of the Racisim
          Let scream racisim. It is once again a black guy robbing a white business. It is once again the black race systmatically trying to destroy the white businesses. If white people did this toward black owned businesses they would call it a hate crime and the punishment would with a heavier sentnce but because the perpetrator is black and the vicitm is white the crime will not be charged as a a hate crime. Rob your own race. The black race is targeting the white race and then screaming racisim when we say anything about the ones attacking are race. Attact your own race. Rob your own race than you will not have to be concerned with comments from the white race. The solution is that simple.
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          by Roz on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:40 PM in reply to tired of the Racisim
          I didn't know "thug" was race-related! You crack me up!
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          by Ash on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:00 PM in reply to tired of the Racisim
          Anyone who holds up a business with a long gun could easily be described as thug. No excuse, in a situation the book can be judged very easliy.
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          by mike on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:17 PM in reply to tired of the Racisim
          A picture is worth a thousand words.....he is a thug.
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          by Uh Duh !!! on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:12 PM in reply to tired of the Racisim
          Doing an armed robbery is an act of a thug... color doesn't enter in to it.. Even if a person was employed and making 100K a year, he takes up a gun and robs some one .... HE'S A THUG... Here's your sign....
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          by Steve Not in Marietta on Sep 13, 2011 at 06:02 PM in reply to tired of the Racisim
          This is for "tired of the Racism." It is because of the firearm in his or her hand! The hood, and the removal of money from this retailer, to me would indeed suggest this is a thug! Thanx!
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          by Hailey on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:05 AM in reply to tired of the Racisim
          just thought I'd let you know what the definition of a thug really is. If you see there is no actual racism in it. Sometimes its easier to look it up in a dictionary then claim people being racist when that is not the case. DEFINITION: A cutthroat or ruffian; a hoodlum.
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          by tired of the Racisim too on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM in reply to tired of the Racisim
          That is like saying,"How do you know a white man wearing a white hood is a KKK member? Could be just a get up. Don't judge a book by its cover. You never know what is going on so keep that to yourself thanks he could very well have been a state worker, when you interview for a job, the attire is much different."
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        by Uh Duh !!! on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:08 PM in reply to Roz
        I'm with you... I also doubt VERY seriously that that thug was a state worker.. His momma may be getting money from the state but he Isn't working for it...
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      by repeat on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:08 PM in reply to Tony
      I was thinking it was obama's fault that everyone is unemployed.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:38 PM in reply to repeat
        It is.
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        by mike on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:18 PM in reply to repeat
        Goog thinking.
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        by Surly on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:44 PM in reply to repeat
        Well, yeah -- but "everybody" knows that had Scott not been elected, this incident would never have happened. That Japanese tsunami, too. Definitely Scott's fault. On a more personal note, I cannot imagine why I keep hearing a voice in my head singing "lardbrick, lardbrick, lardbrick" like a scratchy old blues record. Should I seek medical help?
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      by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 02:40 PM in reply to Tony
      i'm pretty sure this brother never worked for a living in his life, DA.
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      by tallygirl on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:53 AM in reply to Tony
      Amen brother
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:46 AM
    What a pathetic piece of trash. Why not go out and get a real job making money instead of taking what's not yours. Oh wait- you probably can't get a job because of all your PRIOR convictions and you probably got those convictions because you're a minority and "the man" is trying to hold you down. I'm so sick of hearing the excuses for this kind of behavior. If someone brings a gun around me like that they had better be prepared to have their face blown off. Stupid thugs.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:21 PM in reply to
      Who made you king!
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        by mike on Sep 13, 2011 at 01:19 PM in reply to
        why does he have to be a king. Sounds like an ordinary citizen who's tired of these thugs preying on us.
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        by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 02:42 PM in reply to
        the queen
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:12 AM
    the only think I can think is...what if that happened while I was in a store with my 4 and 5 year old, how scarey it would be, people that do things like that have no respect and no consideration or care for others lives, they should never be free in our society.
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      by OrWell on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:18 AM in reply to
      Or, well, you could just be prepared to provide for your own safety and security. Take responsibility for yourself and your children. I know; radical concept. But it is one that will work. Wouldn't that be a nice change?
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