UPDATE: The man has been identified as Christian Rios, 22, and was arrested on Thursday night in Orlando. We worked with the Orlando Police Department to make the arrest. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word!
HAINES CITY, FL – The Haines City Police Department is looking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole money and other items from a local gas station early Thursday morning.
The man pictured arrived at 7-Eleven, 1690 E. Hinson Ave., at about 2:45 a.m. He walked around the store until other customers left before going behind the counter and demanding that employees give him money out of the cash register.
The man had a pocketknife with a four-inch blade that later fell out of his pocket. He was given money
by the cashier and grabbed other items before leaving the scene.
He is described as a clean-cut Hispanic man in his early- to mid-20s with light facial hair. He stands
about 6-foot-0 to 6-foot-2 and weighs between 170 and 180 pounds.
At the time, he was wearing a black hooded shirt, black pants and worn mid- to high-top shoes. He
spoke with a heavy Spanish accent and struggled with his English.
Anyone with any intormation is asked to contact the Haines City Police Department at 803-421-3036
Io remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at I-800.
226-8477 (TIPS) or via the web at www.p3tips.com.