Friday, July 31, 2015

Arrests Made In Golden Gate Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Detectives arrested two teenagers Thursday night in connection with the July 24 armed robbery at Rose’s Food Mart, 1808 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Golden Gate.

Gerardo Hernandez, 17, 2672 Tropicana Blvd., Golden Gate, and Franke Perry, also 17, whose address is listed as Tropicana Boulevard on arrest reports, are facing one count each of armed robbery with a firearm and grand theft.

Hernandez and Perry were positively identified by witnesses and were captured on store surveillance video committing the robbery, according to arrest reports.

While conducting a search of Hernandez’s residence, detectives found a shotgun matching the shotgun in the surveillance video of the robbery. The search also turned up shotgun rounds that matched the shotgun rounds discovered on the scene of the robbery, reports said.

When detectives made contact with Perry at his residence, he was wearing the same blue hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants worn by the suspect in the surveillance video matching his description, reports said.



Original news release:
CCSO Releases Video Of Armed Robbery In Golden Gate Collier County Sheriff's Office
Posted Date: 
7/27/2015 3:30 PM

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video Monday of two suspects in an armed robbery of a convenience store in Golden Gate over the weekend.

Click here to watch the video.

Detectives said the suspects walked into Rose’s Food Mart, 1808 Santa Barbara Blvd., around 10:15 p.m. Friday, just as employees were closing the store for the night.

The suspects demanded cash. One of the suspects was armed with a gun.

Once the suspects received cash, they ran out of the store.

No injuries were reported.

Detectives said one of the suspects is described as a black man about 5 feet 9 inches.
He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a red bandanna on his face.

Detectives said the other suspect is described as a Hispanic man about 5 feet 6 inches tall. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and a facial covering. He may have acne-type scars on his face.

An investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crimes Stoppers at 1.800.780.TIPS (8477).