Armed robber holds up Riverview Food Mart in Wabasso

Staff Report

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Riverview Food Mart on U.S. 1 in Wabasso was held up Thursday by an armed robber who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to a release put out by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

The robbery took place at about 2:20 p.m. at the Riverview Food Mart at 10001 U.S. 1 in Wabasso by a black male wearing a white shirt, blue shorts, dark colored shoes and a dark knit hat with a short bill on it, authorities said.

No one was hurt during the robbery and several leads are being followed at this time, according to the release. A search of the area by air and ground units was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.

The subject “displayed a blue steel revolver, demanding money from the clerk,” Sheriff Deryl Loar said in the release.  “An unknown amount of money was taken and the subject was last seen southbound on U.S. 1, driving a sky blue sedan with dark tinted windows.”

Anyone with information about the incident shouldcall the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office at (772) 569-6700. They can also call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS and may receive a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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