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Suspect arrested for recent robberies in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda

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Posted at 6:26 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-04 18:26:43-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Charlotte County Sheriff's Office made an arrest for a series of robberies because of a Crime Stoppers tip.

Shamar Blair, 22, is connected to Marathon and Circle K gas station robberies. Deputies said he was also involved in a robbery at the Peachland Publix in April.

Detectives received information that Blair was involved in the gas station robberies and were able to identify that a blue Jeep Compass registered to Blair’s mother matched the vehicle driven by the suspect.

Blair is charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Grand Theft, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.