Suspect Distracts Tallahassee Petro Clerk, Takes Deposit

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - May 23, 2011 -

A black male, approximately 6’00” tall, 30-35 years old, entered a Petro station, requested a calling card, and while the owner was distracted with looking for the calling card, the suspect reached behind the counter to where the deposit was being counted earlier, and took part of the deposit.

Anyone who recognizes the subject in the photo, with information related to this incident, or any other criminal activity is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 891-4200 or Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 576-TIPS. Please remember, Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name. You could be eligible for a reward.


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  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on May 24, 2011 at 12:14 PM
    @Really: I’ve never said I feel it is right to steal under ANY circumstances. My point is you are pretty darn stupid as an owner to not know how to be safe and reduce the temptations you place out there for criminals. Some crimes can be prevented if victims pay better attention to awareness of their own actions and surroundings.
  • by None Location: None on May 23, 2011 at 09:49 PM
    To Jake, What do you mean a black male? I see just as many whites, hispanics and other races committing similiar crimes or even worse. Stop it with the racist comments!!! They all need to stop the ignorance!!!
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      by hi on May 24, 2011 at 11:05 AM in reply to None
      "I'm like my mother, I stereotype. It's faster." -Up In the Air
  • by Jake on May 23, 2011 at 07:47 PM
    Wow, a black male, can you imagine that???
  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on May 23, 2011 at 05:04 PM
    I could maybe understand a dumb store clerk, but an OWNER being so stupid to count cash for a deposit, within arms length of a customer across a counter?! Hate to guess, but probably another Patel, who opened a business with one of the FREE government loans given to immigrants welcomed to the US.
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      by really on May 23, 2011 at 08:22 PM in reply to TallyTrashTalks2
      Bottom line here is that this is not his money. It should not matter who is counting the money or who owns the store what matters is this thief is taking what is not his. Lets not make this about anything but the thief stealing and making it sound as though he has a right to do this.
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      by Anonymous on May 23, 2011 at 08:30 PM in reply to TallyTrashTalks2
      The owner's "stupidity" doesn't give this thief the right to steal what is not his.
  • by realist Location: tally on May 23, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    see what type of dumb decisions people make when they are allowed to play their car stereos so loud? Proctor, here is one of your "constituents" taking what is not his because his stereo has ruined his hearing. He never hears the alarm clock to get up for work.
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      by David on May 23, 2011 at 06:08 PM in reply to realist
      Amen
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        by realist on May 23, 2011 at 10:17 PM in reply to David
        Hello David, It was meant as a bit of humor, but now that I read again, it it does work.
  • by Tally senior on May 23, 2011 at 04:18 PM
    The usual black thug! You know they think they are owed something, so they just take it.
  • by great to live in tally ! Location: smoke land on May 23, 2011 at 04:02 PM
    don't you just love it ?
  • by Jim Location: Tallahassee on May 23, 2011 at 03:54 PM
    That's a good clear picture. I say he'll be in jail by Saturday. These fools are too stupid to leave town. Once the cops figure who this guy is, they'll just go over to his mother's house and pick him up.
  • by OneMoreThing on May 23, 2011 at 03:26 PM
    Now that takes B*ll's. why didn't he realize he was being video taped, that took brains (or lack of).
  • by it is what it is on May 23, 2011 at 02:34 PM
    Looks just like the kind of person that would do something like this...
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      by SH88 on May 23, 2011 at 04:53 PM in reply to it is what it is
      Thanks for the wise comment oh white one.
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        by Anonymous on May 24, 2011 at 05:06 AM in reply to SH88
        I didnt see anything thing about them being black. There are white people who look like that and would probably do the same thing. Get a clue. It is not always about race.
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