The Panama City Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred at the Hop n Pop located at 1307 E. 5th Street.
At approximately 4:30 AM on May 7th, 2014. While standing outside the business a witness observed a tall black male, wearing a mask, carrying a pipe and a black handgun walking towards the entrance to the store. The black male ordered the witness to give him his money and the witness fled on foot. The black male then walked to the window of the store, tapped on the glass with the pipe, then fled behind the store on foot.
The black male was last scene heading north on Williams Ave. The suspect is described as a tall black male approximately 6’1” to 6’4”, slender build. The suspect was last seen wearing dark pants, a light colored hooded jacket and green mask.
If you have any information in reference to this case, please contact Detective Steve Johnson at the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or you can report your tips anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS.