Tampa Police say Alexander Escarraman Enchauteg, 36, tried to disguise himself while robbing a pawn shop of jewelry and cash early Friday morning.
Enchauteg, according to police, walked into Value Pawn Store at 5123 N. Nebraska Avenue, just when the store opened, wearing oversized sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt.
Gun in hand, he tied a male employee's hand s and left him in a back office, police say. Then, he forced a female employee to open the safe at gunpoint.
An estimated $300,000 in jewelry and $25,000 in cash was taken.
After talking with witnesses, police identified a suspect and set up surveillance on the home of a former female employee with ties to the suspect. Police say they watched the woman leave her home with two suitcases and drive to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino.
Once at the casino, the suspect allegedly showed up with another man. That is when police moved in and made an arrest.
"They are no Bonnie and Clyde, maybe Boom Boom and Clyde because they didn't do so well," said Lt. Ron McMullen with the Tampa Police Department.
Police say that in the suspect's car they found the stolen jewelry and cash along with with a gun and backpack used during the time of the robbery.
Possible charges are still pending against the female former employee and the man who showed up at the casino with the suspect.
Enchauteg is now facing multiple charges, including armed robbery with a firearm, armed kidnapping with a firearm, and violation of probation for robbery and grand theft.
Records shoe Enchauteg is currently on parole for stealing $60,000 worth of jewelry in 2010. In that case, Enchauteg also stuffed the stolen goods into a backpack.
The victims and the store's owner all declined to comment.
The pawn shop, which closed for the day following the robbery, will reopen Saturday morning.
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