MARY ESTHER - The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video of the man wanted for robbing the Waffle House in Mary Esther
The suspect, descried as a white male, 5’10”-6’ tall, 180-200 pounds with a chubby face, dark hair and dark facial hair, comes into the restaurant, located at 2060 W. Highway 98, shortly after midnight. Wearing a “worn” looking blue or grey hoodie and jeans, the man walks up to the cash register and hands the clerk a note demanding money.
A waitress has to reach over the counter and help open the register. She then takes off to the back.
Once he’s got the cash, the suspect takes off behind the building.
If you recognize the suspect or have any information about the robbery, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Contact the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS (863-8477) or 1-888-654-TIPS. You can also text “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637) or submit an anonymous tip on-line at
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.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that helps solve crimes, or leads to the location of wanted fugitives, illegal drugs, or recovery of stolen property.