Armed robbery suspect being sought

Posted at 3:07 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 15:07:54-05

A suspect is being sought by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in connection to an armed robbery that occurred earlier today.

Around 4:07 a.m. a 7-Eleven at 909 78th Street South, authorities say the unidentified man went into the store with a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the cash register. After he got an undisclosed amount of money, he fled on foot, heading south of the store, authorities say.

The man is described as a white male, 18-25 years old and about 5'6" wearing a dark, pull over sweatshirt, gray pants and a white mask.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).