Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
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Woman steals $400 from Brooksville Wendy's, police say


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BROOKSVILLE - A woman and a man were arrested Saturday night after robbing Wendy's in Brooksville of $400, according to Police Chief George Turner.

An arrest report shows Amber Brown entered the restaurant at 1100 S. Broad St. shortly after 11 p.m.

Brown, 33, walked up to the counter and asked an employee for a piece of paper, police said. She wrote two notes demanding the money or the clerk would be shot, according to an arrest report. Brown said she had a gun, but did not display a weapon, police said.

Brown left the restaurant and fled the scene with Gary Hughes, 47, who was waiting outside for her, police said.

A K-9 and air unit found the pair running across the Quarry Golf Course and apprehended then as they left a wooded area.

Both admitted to being at Wendy's, but both said Brown was just buying food, police said.

The K-9 unit found Brown's jacket, which had the threatening note in the pocket. A gun was not found, according to police.

The stolen money was recovered, Turner said.

Brown, of High Corner Road, is being held without bond.

Hughes, of Oakdale Avenue, was being held on $5,000 bond Tuesday.

Court records show Brown has been convicted of numerous felony and misdemeanor charges in the past, including grand theft, forgery, battery, improperly displaying a weapon and trespass.

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