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Brandon Steak 'n Shake robbery leads to pursuit

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Hillsborough County deputies arrested 22-year-old Allan Jerome Stinson of Tampa  in the morning robbery of a Brandon Steak-n-Shake, and police pursuit that shut down parts of SR 60 1/2 mile west of 301 Sunday morning.

According to deputies, just before 7 am, Allan Stinson went into the Brandon Steak-n-Shake and stole money from the cashier at gunpoint.

Stinson fled on foot but was quickly spotted by deputies as he was getting into a 2001 Nissan Sentra nearby. 

Deputies were preparing to conduct a felony stop on Stinson's vehicle but Stinson began pointing a fully loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun at them as he drove away according to the report.

During the pursuit, deputies say they backed off to a safe distance and began pursuing Stinson through Brandon with assistance of HCSO Aviation Unit.

The pursuit continued for approximately 5-10 minutes until Stinson lost control and crashed westbound on SR 60, about 1/2 mile west of US Hwy 301.

Deputies say, Stinson's vehicle left the roadway and rolled at least once landing upside down.

Stinson managed to crawl from the wreckage and run into a small pond next to the crash site.

He was quickly apprehended and arrested without further incident, the report stated.

During the recovery of the 2001 Nissan Sentra, cash and a loaded semi-automatic handgun believed to be used in the robbery and pointed at deputies was recovered.

It is still unclear if Stinson fired any rounds at the deputies.

Stinson has a criminal history and was just released from Florida State prison system in March 2013, according to deputies.

Stinson will be charged with today's robbery and faces charges of Armed Robbery with a firearm, Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officers and Fleeing to Elude.

Deputies say Stinson is a suspect in an overnight robbery of a Hungry Howies in Brandon and additional charges from that case could be added later Sunday.

There were no reported injuries in the robbery or the pursuit. There was no reported damage to any personal property other than the suspect's vehicle in the crash, according to the report.

 

 

 

 

Hillsborough County deputies are investigating an armed robbery of the Steak-n-Shake, at 1402 Brandon Blvd in Brandon that occurred shortly before 7am Sunday morning.

According to deputies, a suspect wearing a black sweatshirt with a hoodie, walked into the Steak and Shake restaurant and robbed the cashier at gun point.

The suspect then fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of crash.

Several minutes later, a deputy searching the area spotted the suspect getting into a vehicle. The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect drove off without stopping. A pursuit ensued that lasted approximately 10 minutes through Brandon area roadways. 

During the pursuit, deputies say the suspect pointed a handgun,  threatening the deputies.

HCSO's Aviation Unit became involved and assisted in the pursuit so deputies could maintain a safe distance and avoid being shot at.

The report says the pursuit ended when the suspect's vehicle slid off the roadway and flipped upside down on SR.60 approx 1/2 mile west of US 301 in Tampa. 

The suspect was not injured and was able to quickly escape from his vehicle and flee on foot. The suspect was only able to get a short distance before he was tackled and arrested by several deputies.

The suspect was not injured and there are no other reports of injuries or property damage.

Westbound traffic on SR 60 is closed while the investigation continues.

Eastbound lanes remain open.

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