Armed robbery at Taco Del Mar


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July 23, 2015 – Taco Del Mar robbery – Photo by Thomas Gaines/Ocala Post

Ocala, Florida — Investigators with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man they say robbed the Taco Del Mar, located at Southwest Highway 200, Unit 4, at gunpoint.

A restaurant employee told MCSO Deputy Paul Youmans that the suspect entered the restaurant, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him, and demanded money.

According to reports, the employee removed the cash register drawer and put it on the counter. The suspect then removed the money from the till and exited the restaurant.


The suspect fled the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall, and 180 pounds. He was wearing a sweatshirt with a hood, sunglasses, and a black bandana around his face.

The robbery took place on July 23, at approximately 4:30 p.m.

If you have any information about this case, please call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 352-732-9111, Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP, text a tip to 274637 using keyword 368-STOP, or visit Anonymity is guaranteed.