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Arrest Made In The Pinellas Sunoco Gas Station Robbery Case

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Arrest Made In The Pinellas Sunoco Gas Station Robbery Case

Posted: May 29, 2016 – 9:55 AM

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) has announced the arrest of a suspect in a robbery in Unincorporated Largo.

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The robbery occurred approximately 10 PM on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 10570 Seminole Boulevard.

According to detectives from PCSO, once inside the gas station, the suspect disguised with a hooded sweatshirt, displayed what appeared to be a black handgun and he demanded money. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and he exited the Sunoco gas station fleeing on foot.

Booking Photo of Darryl E. Carter
Booking Photo of Darryl E. Carter following his arrest related to the robbery of the Sunoco Gas Station

Shortly after the robbery, responding deputies located a subject identified as 22-year-old Darryl Carter of St. Petersburg. He was walking in the area, questioned about the gas station robbery and he denied any involvement. Carter was released from the scene.

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Through various investigative techniques, detectives later confirmed that Carter was in fact responsible for the robbery. The plastic replica handgun that Carter used during the robbery was also recovered by detectives.

Deputies arrested Carter during a traffic stop in Seminole at about 4:00 AM on May 29, 2016.

Carter was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident and charged with one count of Strong Arm Robbery according to Pinellas County records.

The investigation continues.
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