Suspect caught after Steak 'n Shake robbery in Brandon
Published: June 23, 2013
Updated: June 23, 2013 at 11:44 AM
A suspect in the robbery of a Brandon Steak N' Shake on Sunday has been caught after he rolled his car during a pursuit and ran into a pond. Allan Jerome Stinson, 20, whose last known address is 914 East 17th Ave., Tampa, faces several charges. He was released March 1 from the Hamilton Correctional Institution in Jasper after serving time for burglary and being an accessory after that fact. About 7 a.m., Stinson robbed a cashier at gunpoint at the Steak ‘n Shake restaurant, 1402 Brandon Blvd., near Limona Road, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Stinson fled the store on foot. A deputy spotted Stinson getting into a 2001 Nissan Sentra and attempted a traffic stop, but he drove off. Deputies pursued Stinson for a short time, during which he threatened deputies with a .38-caliber handgun, the sheriff's office said. Stinson was tracked with the sheriff’s helicopter. The chase ended when Stinson lost control of the car and it slid off the road and rolled at least one time, stopping upside down while westbound on State Road 60, about 1/2 mile west of U.S. 301 in Tampa, the sheriff's office said. Stinson fled from the wreckage and ran into a pond where deputies pulled him from the water, according to the sheriff’s office. Cash and a loaded semi-automatic handgun were recovered from the car. The sheriff’s office said Stinson faces charges including armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault on law enforcement officers and fleeing to elude. Stinson also is a suspect in an overnight robbery of a Hungry Howie’s in Brandon and additional charges from that case could be added, the sheriff’s office said.