UPDATE: The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says four men have been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries and attempted burglaries. Isiah McManus, 20, Evan St. Pierre, 20, Dominic Traina, 19, and Devin Shapland, 18, are facing various charges, including armed kidnapping and armed robbery.
The arrests relate to two burglaries and two attempted burglaries that occurred Wednesday morning. In addition to the three incidents listed below, McManus, St. Pierre and Shapland drove to a phone store and discussed burglarizing it, deputies said. McManus shot the front door five times, but the glass didn’t shatter, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The suspects then fled.
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Pasco deputies are looking for two suspects who robbed multiple stores Wednesday morning. The robberies occurred in the eastern part of Pasco County.
In each of the robberies, one armed suspect entered a store, wearing a ski mask, and brandished a handgun before demanding money from the clerk. While only one suspect entered the stores, deputies think a second suspect is also involved.
The first robbery occurred at a CVS, 1929 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, around 6:20 a.m. Around 7:50 a.m., the suspects robbed a Circle K/Mobil gas station, 24929 State Road 54 in Lutz. The suspect who entered the store fled in a two-door, blue vehicle.
Deputies also believe one of the suspects may have pointed a gun at a Lutz Taco Bell, 22744 State Road 54, employee in an attempted robbery just before 2 a.m. Wednesday. “Nothing was demanded or taken and no one was injured,” deputies said.
If you witnessed anything, contact the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 847-8102 or 1-800-706-2488. You can also leave an anonymous tip at www.pascosheriff.com. Click ‘Submit Tip’ in the top right corner of the page.
Crime Stoppers is also offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to arrests in this case. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or report anonymously at www.crimestopperstb.com.