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Updated: 01/07/17 - 10:12 p.m.
Dennes Gutierrez-Fernandez, the suspect in Thursday’s robbery of a Kangaroo store on Doyle Road in Deltona, was arrested Saturday night in Orange County. He is currently in the custody of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Gutierrez-Fernandez, age 24 (DOB: 12/19/92), is charged with armed robbery and written threats to kill or do bodily injury.
Updated: 8:52 p.m.
Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators have obtained an arrest warrant in this morning’s robbery of a Kangaroo store in Deltona after identifying the suspect from fingerprints left behind on the stick-up note.
The suspect passed a note to the 28-year-old female clerk on duty at the time demanding money and threatening to shoot the clerk if she didn’t comply. While a gun wasn’t seen, the clerk said the suspect -- identified as 24-year-old Dennes Gutierrez-Fernandez (see attached photo) -- kept his hands in a jacket pocket that had a bulge showing what appeared to be the grip of a gun. Fearing for her life, the clerk handed over the drawer to the cash register and the suspect grabbed money and then fled out of the store. But he left behind the key piece of evidence that linked him to the crime.
Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant charging Gutierrez-Fernandez (DOB: 12/19/92) with armed robbery and written threats to kill or do bodily injury. While investigators haven’t found a permanent address for the suspect, he’s known to have ties to the Polk County area. Anyone who spots Gutierrez-Fernandez or has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (386) 943-8276 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. Information also can be submitted by downloading the smartphone app from the Crime Stoppers web site (http://www.westopcrime.com/). Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $5,000.
DELTONA GAS STATION ROBBED OVERNIGHT
Volusia County sheriff’s investigators are looking for a suspect who robbed a Kangaroo gas station early this morning in Deltona.
Around 2:44 a.m., deputies responded to the Kangaroo at 1712 Doyle Road on a report of a robbery. The cashier told deputies a suspect came into the store about 4 minutes earlier and robbed her.
After the robbery, the suspect left the store and headed toward a wooded area. No one was injured in the robbery. Deputies, K-9 units and the Sheriff’s Office Air One helicopter searched the area with negative results.
The Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating this case, and no additional details are available at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 386-860-7030 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at (888) 277-TIPS. Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $5,000. Tips also can be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers by downloading the smartphone app from the Crime Stoppers web site (http://www.westopcrime.com).
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4589 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151