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13-099 Deputies Arrest Suspect In Connection With Armed Robbery At Oldsmar Restaurant; Two Suspects Sought

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Support Services Bureau
-Crime Scene Investigation Unit

Jabari O. Wade (Arrested – Getaway Driver)
DOB: 11/21/1994
Address: 1312 N. Madison Ave. Clearwater
Arrested for principal armed robbery

Suspect Descriptions:
Suspect #1 is described as a black male, early 20s, about 5’7″ tall, with a thin build. He has a short haircut. He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male, early 20s, about 5’4″ tall, with a medium build. He has a short haircut. He was last seen wearing a t-shirt, possibly dark blue in color.

What:
Patrol Deputies have arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at an Oldsmar Sushi Restaurant.

When:
Deputies responded at about 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013.

Where:
The robbery occurred at the Boton Sushi Restaurant located at 300 E. State Street in Oldsmar.

Why/How:
According to deputies, two suspects entered the Boton Sushi Restaurant. Each pointed a gun at the heads of the two persons working in the restaurant. The suspects demanded money from the register. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in what witnesses described as a gold four-door Taurus. A witness was able to get a tag number and the vehicle was subsequently located in the 1100 block of Lasalle Street in Clearwater.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop. Deputies say the driver, subsequently identified as 18-year-old Jabari O. Wade remained, while a passenger/ or two passengers exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Through their investigation, deputies were able to connect Wade to the crime as the getaway driver for the robbery and arrested him as principal to armed robbery for his involvement as an accessory after the fact.

Two suspects are still being sought in the armed robbery. Their descriptions of the suspects are above.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information that may assist deputies in this case is asked to contact the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at 727-582-6200; or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

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