Robbery Suspect Hits Liquor Store Clerk Over Head With Bottle: VIDEO

PALM BAY, Florida — Palm Bay Police Detectives with the Major Case Unit are currently searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred Wednesday night at a local liquor store.  
Just after 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday, patrol officers and detectives responded to the Palm Bay Wine and Spirits store located at 190 Malabar Roadd SW after receiving reports of a robbery in which the store clerk was hit over the head with a glass bottle.  Witnesses described seeing two males fleeing the store at the time of the incident.

A review of the store surveillance video shows a white male entering the store and grabbing two bottles of Bacardi rum from the shelves and leaving without paying.  

Police say that the store clerk went after the individual as he attempted to leave and was subsequently hit over the head with one of the bottles of rum.  The clerk was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries which were not serious.

The suspect was seen leaving the scene with another unknown person.  The suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark t-shirt, white ball cap, and dark colored Bermuda-style shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. 

Callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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