Highway 97 Convenience Store Robbed At Gunpoint

December 7, 2021

Authorities are searching for a suspect following an armed robbery Tuesday morning at the Marathon convenience store in Davisville.

The suspect walked into the store at the corner of Highway 97 and Nokomis Road about 11:30 a.m. and robbed the store at gunpoint.

The suspect then ran out the door toward the rear of the building and possibly fled in an unknown vehicle on Nokomis Road, according to the store’s owner. He as described only as white male wearing dark clothing.

There were no injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

Surveillance images for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


21 Responses to “Highway 97 Convenience Store Robbed At Gunpoint”

  1. Susie on December 9th, 2021 7:05 pm

    That looks like a female to me.

  2. Bill Slotsve on December 8th, 2021 11:58 pm

    On crimes like this there are a lot of people will do armed robberies until he gets caught. He could have a substance addiction.

  3. Mike J. on December 8th, 2021 2:08 pm

    I worked at a convenience store in Cantonment back in early 90’s and was gunpoint robbed at 6am on a Sunday morning. Not fun. The store had camera but I was never shown the pictures. I don’t know if he got caught. I had to work there 3 more months until I found a better job. Getting robbed is not the only bad thing about working at these stores.

  4. BigDave on December 8th, 2021 1:41 pm

    Just look for the guy one extremely long arm. It shouldnt be too hard

  5. Sadie on December 8th, 2021 10:02 am

    Laughing that most of the comments are about the camera system. I’ll have to admit there’s truth in it. You won’t arrest anyone going on this surveillance setup. A cell phone propped in a corner would do a better job.

    Could be one of the thieves that steal deer corn and smash soda machines in that area.

  6. Cameraman on December 8th, 2021 5:18 am

    Back in ‘95, I purchased a similar but better camera from TOYSRUS!

  7. Charlotte Rebecca Bates on December 7th, 2021 10:17 pm

    At first glance, I thought it was a Bear. Yep, need better cameras.

  8. Caraway on December 7th, 2021 9:46 pm

    The potato they used to record this with will surely lead to his arrest.

  9. W on December 7th, 2021 8:47 pm

    It does not help that he was using his phone to record the video off of the camera monitor instead of waiting for the video to be downloaded.

  10. Willis on December 7th, 2021 5:42 pm

    Looks like with increased LEO presence for speeders they could have gotten lucky and stopped in for a coke about that time.

  11. PSC on December 7th, 2021 5:39 pm


  12. Bewildered on December 7th, 2021 5:23 pm

    Nothing to see here people. Another desperate individual trying to provide for his starving family. Move on …,

  13. My name is Earl on December 7th, 2021 5:01 pm

    Forget about catching anyone with this surveillance video!!!!

  14. Bag on December 7th, 2021 4:09 pm

    Owner needs to talk to the farmer that gets robbed weekly and get the same security system. Meth has definitely brought down the price of security systems. Sad world we live in now. Not so long ago you could leave your doors unlocked in the north end not anymore.

  15. Leslie on December 7th, 2021 2:57 pm

    Hopefully they find out who it was. Idiots!
    I’m glad the girls weren’t harmed.

  16. Henry Culpepper on December 7th, 2021 2:48 pm

    Store owners, please update your cameras. No one can help with these pictures.

  17. Paul on December 7th, 2021 2:38 pm

    I agree, that’s a terrible camera, worthless.
    he probably got away with speeding on in that area also..

  18. Just Me on December 7th, 2021 2:22 pm

    Owners do your workers a favor, install better cameras. They are very inexpensive. Seems like years ago this station was robbed and the same conversation was had then on here about how inefficient your camera quality was.

  19. Nathan L on December 7th, 2021 2:21 pm

    Marathon clearly does not care about security. These cameras are obviously seriously outdated and/or damaged.

    Now the crooks know where to go. Hopefully this makes the management/corporate update their camera system to something useful.

  20. Mike on December 7th, 2021 2:19 pm

    Very Impressive Video (NOT!)

    Time for a hardware upgrade!

  21. tg on December 7th, 2021 2:09 pm

    Cheap cameras make cheap pictures. Could be a black bear.

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