Police: Serial robber hit Walgreens in Altamonte Springs



ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Altamonte Springs police said a Walgreens may have been the latest to be hit by a serial robber Friday.

Several central Florida law enforcement agencies are looking for the robber, the investigation spanning three jurisdictions in two counties.

The Walgreens on the corner of Wymore Road and SR-436 was robbed at gunpoint around 9:45 a.m. Friday, officers said.

Investigators said the man's description in Friday morning's robbery is the same as three unsolved cases in Orlando.

The robber is described as a black man, measuring at about 5 feet 11 inches tall, with some facial hair and weighing about 250 pounds.

The M.O. for the robber is he acts as though he's going to pay for items, and then shows a gun and demands cash, officers said.

"Same description, same body stature, so, I'm going to say, yes, we possibly could be looking at the same individual," said Robert Pelton of the Altamonte Springs Police Department.

Authorities said they believe the man who robbed a Cumberland Farms earlier this month, a CVS store days later, and then struck a 7-Eleven in Maitland Monday night, may be the same individual who robbed the Walgreens.

Investigators said there were several witnesses to the Walgreens robbery, but police are hoping surveillance video they are viewing will hold key evidence.

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