The Tom Thumb on Avalon Boulevard near Mulat Road was robbed early Tuesday morning.
Santa Rosa County Deputies are looking for a white male that stands 5-8 to 5-10, who was wearing a grey shirt tied around his head and was wearing a white shirt with blue jeans.
The suspect, who is believed to have gotten away with $40, is wanted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and robbery with a weapon.
According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s incident report, the unknown male suspect entered the Tom Thumb around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The suspect entered the store and walked towards the office area of the store. Then he noticed the clerk and approached them in a threatening manner wielding a hammer.
The clerk was ordered to open the cash register and give him the money, but while the drawer was open the suspect triggered the alarm.
The suspect reportedly ran out of the store and headed north before turning west to go behind the store.
Investigators requested a K-9 unit to assist in a search of the area with proved unsuccessful.
Deputies did find some footprints in a dirt area behind the store, but no fingerprints were available as the suspect reportedly wore socks over his hands.
No one was injured in the incident according to Sgt. Scott Haines with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with any further information concerning the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office at 983- 1190, or Santa Rosa Crime Stoppers at 437-STOP (7867).