Armed robber thought to be behind 6 total crimes

Posted at 10:26 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 22:29:06-05

Pinellas County investigators need the public's help identifying a dangerous robbery suspect.

"I was scared. I'm not gonna lie; I was," said Reginald Jackson.

Jackson and another coworker were robbed while working at the Circle K located at 54th Avenue North in St. Pete.

"Once I saw my 55-year-old coworker Mike scared for his life, I just tried to take over the situation... give the guy what he wanted so he could go on about his business," said Jackson.

Investigators say they believe that robber is the same one responsible for a total of six armed robberies since September.

"The suspect in these robberies is very brazen. At one point, he even uses the hand gun that's in his hand and hits one of the clerks with it," said Cristen Smith, spokesperson for Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Surveillance video of one of the robberies shows the suspect point a handgun directly in the clerk's face. He gets cash and cigarettes before ducking out the door. In all six robberies, the suspect wears a hooded sweatshirt and a blue or white bandana.

"I believe he lives in the area because he's hitting all the stores in this area, and he's getting away with it," said Jackson.

Jackson even believes he's seen him before in his store. He can certainly say now he hopes to never see him again -- unless it's behind bars.


  • White male, or light-skinned black male
  • 5'10" to 6'2" tall, 170-175 pounds
  • White hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, backpack
  • White or blue bandana

Anyone with information on any of these armed robberies is asked to contact Detective J. Loftus of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 727-582-6200, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.