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Apopka police have 18-year-old Apopka man in custody
From the Apopka Police Department Public Information Office
Shots rang out at the Apopka Dunkin Donuts on Main Street this morning during an attempted armed robbery according to the Apopka Police Department.
Robby G. Whittaker, 18 of Apopka, was arrested and charged with Attempted Homicide, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, and Use of a Firearm during a Felony.
Today at 5:04 a.m., The Apopka Police Department responded to 212 East Main Street, Dunkin Donuts, for an Armed Robbery, shots fired call. Upon arrival, an employee stated as she arrived to work she was approached by a male holding a handgun. He told her not to say anything, at which time she began screaming, and the male opened fire on her, firing three shots, narrowly missing. The male then fled the area on foot southeast towards the next door Waffle House. The employee was able to retreat into the Dunkin Donuts while another employee called 911.
Upon arrival, APD officers observed two males running away from the area, and began to pursue them. A perimeter was quickly established and Orange County Canine, as well as a CHASE helicopter, arrived to assist. The perimeter and Canine track yielded negative results.
Approximately five minutes after the perimeter was broken down, an APD officer located a male matching the description of the suspect on the Apopka Bike Trail, just south of 8th Street (approximately three blocks south of the scene). The suspect identified himself as Robby Whittaker Jr. and was in possession of a concealed firearm. After a positive identification by the employee at Dunkin Donuts, Whittaker was arrested.
Whittaker has been transported to the Orange County Jail.