Tallahassee man robs job at gunpoint, steals more than $300

Tallahassee man robs job at gunpoint, steals more than $300
Posted at 3:01 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 14:54:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man has been arrested, accused in an armed robbery at the Firehouse Subs restaurant he was employed at. 

Brian Oliveri, 21, was arrested by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on Monday. 

On Aug. 15, deputies responded to Firehouse Subs on Thomasville Road after the victim called 911 to report an armed robbery.  

Based on the surveillance footage deputies looked at and statements from three employees at the business, one of the suspects was carrying a semi-automatic pistol and two employees were ordered to the ground, including one who was 16-years-old. 

According to the police report, the suspects went behind the counter, directly to the location of the store's safe. The suspect with the gun ordered the victim to open the safe, while the other suspect pulled out the deposit bags of money.  

The police report states, the suspect with the gun pushed the victim into the back office and ordered him to the ground. According to the victim, he refused, and the suspect hit him in the face with the gun, causing the him to fall to the ground.  

The suspects then left out the back door, where they were last seen running. 

Deputies state the suspects were in the store for less than a minute and took more than $300 from the safe. 

A canine track led from the back door of Firehouse Subs, ultimately ending in the parking lot of Bradfordville First Baptist Church.  

A witness known to law enforcement said he left the church at about 8:30 p.m. the night of the incident, immediately before the robbery took place. The witness told deputies that he saw a gray, older-model Ford Explorer or Expedition parked in the church parking lot. 

When the witness was walking to his car, he noticed an interior light come on in the Ford, as if someone opened one of the doors. He said he only saw one suspect and was unable to give a description of the suspect because it was dark.   

Store management from Firehouse Subs received information that Oliveri, an employee, came into the store shortly before the robbery, acting strange. Oliveri was at the store from 8:00 p.m. to 8:17 p.m., according to video surveillance footage, and was wearing all-black clothing. 

Deputies learned that Oliveri also has a 1997 gray Ford Explorer and is on pretrial release for another armed robbery with active GPS monitoring.   

Deputies received information from Leon County Pretrial Release regarding where Oliveri was during the robbery and it was consistent with the video surveillance, witness account, and canine track for Oliveri and the other suspect. 

Based on the evidence, Oliveri is being charged with armed robbery with a firearm. His bond has been set at $50,000.