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Authorities release surveillance photo of gas station robber

AVON PARK - The Highlands County Sheriff's Office released this surveillance photo of a robber who robbed the Shell Gas Station and Convenience Store, located at 998 U.S. 27 N., in Avon Park at approximately 10:30 p.m. Aug. 14. The robber shot the clerk at the gas station before leaving the scene. Anyone with information on this incident is requested to call the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 863-402-7250. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477), or go to www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com