UPDATE: Sarasota Police Identify Armed Robbery Suspect

SARASOTA, FL. -- October 17., 2017 1:15 p.m.

A good news update regarding the case below.  David Emberley, 19, of 1680 17th Street, Sarasota, has been arrested and charged with armed robbery thanks to numerous tips from the public via Sarasota Police Department social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Emberley was caught on camera entering La Pulguita, located at 1155 North Washington Boulevard, Sarasota.  He was armed with a knife and used it to threaten the clerk and demanded money.  He was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Additional information from the original releases is below.  Sarasota Police Department Detectives would like to thank the public & community for their assistance.  Emberley’s booking photo is attached.

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SARASOTA, FL. – October 12, 2017   – 2 p.m.

Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who threatened a clerk with a knife and demanded money on Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at approximately 8:45 p.m., a man entered La Pulguita, located at 1155 North Washington Boulevard, Sarasota.  The man was armed with a knife and used it to threaten the clerk and demanded money.  The man was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Clear surveillance video can be found on the Sarasota Police Department YouTube page at https://youtu.be/222FY94ySxU

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, mid 20’s, between 5’9” and 6’0”, thin build, unshaved with distinctive wings tattooed on the back of his neck.  He was last seen wearing a t-shirt that said “CREW” on the back and the shirt had a crab on the right sleeve.

Anyone with information on this case, please call Detective Steve McDowell at 941-364-7309 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com

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