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Suspect in Marathon Gas Station Armed Robbery in Custody

BROOKSVILLE – Earlier today, we reported that an armed robbery took place at the Marathon Gas Station, located at 600 E. Jefferson Street. Police now say they have the person responsible for the robbery in custody at the Hernando County Jail.

In a terrifying chain of events, officials say 23-year-old Anthony Elijah Thomas entered the store and made his way to the register behind the counter. He then grabbed the clerk around her neck, pointed a gun at her, and demanded money. After taking the cash, Thomas fled from the scene on foot. Information led detectives to Thomas’ location and he was taken into custody. Thomas is charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Thomas remains behind bars, held on a $60,000 bond.


BROOKSVILLE – Police are searching for a lone suspect who robbed the Marathon Gas Station located at 600 E. Jefferson, around 11:00 a.m. this morning.

There aren’t many details at this time; however, police say the suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20’s. The suspect displayed a small handgun and fled on foot in an unknown direction, according to officials.

Contact the Brooksville Police Department if you have information regarding this incident.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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  • White knight Very well said thank you for the excellent post.!!

    Saturday, 19 December 2015, 8:16 am
  • I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, SO HE CAN SEND US BACK TO AFRICA, THEN THE GOOD OLE USA WILL BE CRIME FREE, DRUG FREE!! The jails will be empty, no one on welfare! I NOT SAYING BLACKS DON’T COMMIT CRIME. We just don’t commit 100% of it, take a look at the HCSO website, shocking isn’t it! And no you don’t owe a black man nothing…slave to president.. Love how you say you only my ancestors, naaa you don’t owe them anything. I think we have proven we can do all things through Christ which strengthens us. Phil 4:13. I am a very versatile woman, I know that this country will never be united as one, and therefore I must expand myself and rise up so that my children and grandchildren will do the same…

    Friday, 18 December 2015, 10:00 pm
  • Society today owes NOTHING to the current black community, they give them opportunity just like any other race. The only black community that society owes anything too is the blacks during the slavery period. That crutch is gone so dont use it. You have ALL black colledges , TV shows, ect. If there were only white colledges and tv today there would be laws suits flying! The racism in this country is on the rise and its because of the black community making it that way, not the white community. Gang banging , drug dealing thugs can attack police officers and rob store owners but then when LEO does there job and uses justified deadly force all hell breaks loose , cause he was a mis understood good boy. Bull****, goodboys dont attack cops, rob , and sell dope. Our president who can give two s*** about the law enforcement community and has proven it , is a coward and a poor excuse for a man , leader and chief. Leader of thugs , and ISIS insider! If anyway wants respect , earn it, act like a human not like an ANIMAL.

    Friday, 18 December 2015, 5:01 pm
  • Msblaqserenity, you can eat at my house! I agree, most people with half a brain believe slavery was wrong and a horrible horrible life, but we have come a long way. I have a problem with the cause of slavery being laid completely on the south, one of the first slave markets in the early 1700s was in New York City, Africans sold their own people to slave trader’s. We need to get past the blame game and move forward, work on the problems that will improve life now and in the future. Thank you for responding to my question.

    Friday, 18 December 2015, 8:03 am
  • Thieves and addicts…killing auto spell!!!

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 11:53 pm
  • I don’t know…but on the real crack and weed are small time, meth and prescription drugs are our problems…hell cocaine and booze you don’t hear of much anymore. Just having fun!!! This thing is way bigger than any one race or creed, black president or white…or even Trump! Yes black lives matter, and so does all others. You see a black person had one hurdle that’s hard to jump…SLAVERY!!! No other race had to over come that. KIDNAPPED, RAPED, HUNG, BURNED, SOLD AT AUCTION, FAMILIES SPLIT FOR LIFE…LESS THAN 60 YEARS AGO BLACKS WHERE BEING HUNG RIGHT HERE ON HERNANDO COUNTY…Can I eat in your restaurant, drink from your water fountain, ride next to you on the bus… All races have thrives and addicts.

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 11:51 pm
  • Msblaqserenity, that was funny, Lmao, just one question though. Why isn’t the black community more focused on drugs and the number one cause of death of young black men, which is young black men with guns? No offense meant just curious

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 6:58 pm
  • Hey food for thought this wasn’t a “non violent crime”! It was an armed robbery. Wake up!

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 6:02 pm
  • Yea these trash low life thugs better take a walk into Rural King and see each day how many people are buying guns. One day they are going to Rob the wrong person and then watch the riots break out in Hernando.

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 4:53 pm
  • Msblaqserenity, well at least your white enough to admit that remark.

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 4:49 pm
  • And auto correct, that’s Rob…and marathon owners are Indian, so we love robbing them too!

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 12:30 pm
  • Msblaqserenity, no ma’am, we are not racist, why is it the blacks tend to commit crimes mostly on caucasions? Is that considered an act of Racism? Every time a black person commits a crime they cry the racist card when they are arrested. Why don’t the white people Riot and burn down businesses? Because we are civil human beings. We do not go out and destroy someone else’s hard worked businesses just because a black person killed a white person. So in retrospect to this crap about black lives matter, if they matter so much, than do something to make it better. ALL LIVES MATTER. We are not racists. I am a white man with two black grandchildren.

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 10:41 am
  • Boschamps, how funny, I was thinking the same thing. Why only $60,000 Bond????? This turd a_s licker should be held with NO BOND for that crime. Damn Judges, what’s wrong with you? This coconut head will be back on the streets soon and back to his way’s of crime. Send people like this to Syria and set them free, then tell ISIS they are Christians.

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 10:32 am
  • Remember this Mrs serenity, two wongs don’t make a white. Auto correct, or is it?

    Thursday, 17 December 2015, 10:12 am
  • He’s wrong, guilty…. But as a black woman I am baffled how we can so many racist people in Hernando County! LOL I DID SAY HERNANDO COUNTY!! I know this is only a few…but…

    Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 10:08 pm
  • true he can get collateral and be out. many non violent offenses get such a higher bond amount. seems insane.

    Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:54 pm
  • If obama had a son…..good goin WANNABE….

    Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 2:33 pm
  • Why even give him bail 60 thousand isnt enough for what he did to that poor clerk she must have thought she was gonna be killed by him grabbing her neck and pointing the gun at her point blank range, drug offenders and drug dealers get higher bail amounts than what this thug got smh

    Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 1:02 pm
  • Typical and hard at work committing robberies and stealing what isnt his. Lock him up under the prison for life. No crack , no guns, no robbing , make him work the chain gang so he can see how real work is done. Scum bad piece of SH*T.

    Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 10:55 am
  • @ Lol <——-the ignorance is strong in this one.

    Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:00 am
  • Tis the season! Robberies go up every year around christmas

    Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 7:57 am
  • Dear Judge: here be another piece of s**t from Hernando County. The cops did there job, now you do yours and put this turd away. Merry Christmas

    Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 5:19 am
  • Lol…you totally cracked me up. Best laugh I had in a longgg time. Right on the money.

    Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 3:43 am
  • how odd this subject is not reported to be “violent and dangerous”! he should have been.

    Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 9:54 pm
  • How else was he going to get xmas money

    Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 8:40 pm
  • He looks like such a fine upstanding citizen,#blacklifesmatter yall dont understant hes trying support a crack habbit,the gov.cheese only goes so far,he only gets .50 cent ona dollar fo his food card. #stupiddredhead #prisonlife #lmfao

    Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 8:17 pm
  • Buckwheat done got caught

    Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 7:24 pm

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