In the early morning hours of Jan. 30, deputies responded to an Avalon Blvd. Circle K regarding a suspicious person who was seen walking up to the front door of the establishment wearing a hood and mask but never made entry into the building. The suspect left in a pickup truck before deputies arrived.
About an hour later, SRSO dispatch received a call related to a robbery at the Circle K located on Quintette Rd. in Pace. An individual matching the same description entered the store demanding money and was armed with some type of bar or pipe. The clerk yelled at the robber and the suspect fled the store.
Deputies located and conducted a traffic stop on a potential suspect vehicle. Four arrests have been made in reference to the investigation. Brendan Divonte McClendon, Ian Kendre Garland, D’Andre Keyshawn Jones and Cynthia Selena Rogers are charged with the Circle K robberies in Santa Rosa County as well as one armed robbery in Pensacola on the same morning. A vehicle was also seized during the course of the investigation.
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