UPDATE: Panama City Police arrest armed robbery suspect

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UPDATE 5/23/2021:

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Police have found the suspect in connection to Friday night’s armed robbery.

Police arrested 35-year-old Mark Roberts on Saturday. Authorities said after Friday’s incident, the suspect came into another business where the victim works on Saturday.

The victim called the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and described the suspect’s clothing and car he was driving when he left the scene.

Officials said thanks to dispatchers they were able to locate the suspect and the car. Both the suspect and the car were taken to the Panama City Police Department to be searched.

During the search, officers recognized a pair of white shoes in the car potentially worn by the suspect during Friday’s incident.

Roberts is charged with Robbery with a Firearm and Obstructing Justice by Intimidating or Threatening a Witness.

Our prior version of this story is below:

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Detectives from the Panama City Police Department were called out to the 2900 block of East 8th Court in reference to an armed robbery Friday night.

Authorities said the victim said she was robbed at gunpoint by a patron of where she works. The victim told detectives the suspect put a gun to her head, took her money, keys and cell phone.

Anyone having information in this case is encouraged to call the Panama City Police Department at (850) 872-3100 or you can report tips anonymously by downloading the “Panama City PD” Tip411 app to your smartphone.

Below is the photograph provided of the suspect.

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