The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is working to track down a man who attempted to burglarize a room at the Holiday Inn Express in Destin and then pulled a gun on a witness.
On December 16 at approximately 5:45 p.m. a white male was seen attempting to gain entry into a room by using a screwdriver to pry open the door. When the man was confronted he pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the witness. He then fled in a silver or gold four-door sedan, possibly a Buick or Ford Taurus, keeping the gun pointed at the witness the entire time.
The suspect is described as a white male between 45-59 years old with a medium build, approximately 6’ tall, and was wearing a green jacket, a dark colored hat and what appeared to be prescription glasses.
Anybody with information about this incident may possibly become eligible for a cash reward of UP TO $1,000 by contacting Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (863-8477), or toll-free at 1-888-654-TIPS. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous tips can also be submitted on-line at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com. Crime Stoppers callers are never required to reveal their identity nor testify in court. A code number system is used to pay cash rewards without compromising the tipster’s identity.