Press Release

PENSACOLA, Fla. – What started out as a retail theft turned into a robbery when a suspect pulled what appeared to be a black semiautomatic pistol on loss prevention officers at a local Wal-Mart.


Now, Escambia Sheriff’s Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.


On Saturday  Escambia Sheriff’s Investigators were responding to a retail theft which occurred shortly after Noon at the Wal-Mart located in the 4600 block of Mobile Highway.


Loss prevention officers had witnessed the individual conceal several items from the store before checking out and failing to pay for the items.


They then escorted him to the loss prevention office after a brief struggle in the exit area.


Before deputies arrived dispatchers advised them that the person in question had pulled a weapon on store employees.


The suspect fled and deputies circulated the area; however he was not located.


He is described as a clean shaven white male with light brown hair.


He was wearing dark pants and a grey tee shirt with a dark grey fleece pullover.