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Armed robber suspect threatens woman with knife

Armed robber suspect threatens woman with knife. (Source: MGN)

Walton County Sheriff's Office (WCSO), are seeking your help to locate an suspect following an armed robbery in Freeport.

According to WCSO, deputies were dispatched to a business in reference to an armed burglary and aggravated assault.

The incident occurred on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. near the 14000 block of Highway 331.

The report says, dispatchers received a call from a victim who stated a man came inside her home and threaten her and her son with a knife.

The report revealed, the suspect fled on foot and may possibly be at large in the area.

School officials locked down Freeport Elementary and Freeport Middle Schools during the day while investigators were searching for the suspect.

According to the report, the suspect is believed to be traveling in a beat-up model sedan, possibly gold or silver in color with gold or silver spray paint covering the dents on the vehicle.

The vehicle in which the suspect was driving has the back windshield busted out and is covered in an unknown material.

The suspect is described as a white male standing approximately 6'0 wearing camouflage jacket, blue jeans, and tan shoes.

WCSO deputies say the man was reported having a surgical scar stretching from his sternum just below his bellybutton with fresh staples, as observed by a witness from a previous encounter with the suspect, says the report.

If you have any information about this incident, contact Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 892-8111 or you can remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS.

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