Authorities Apprehend Suspect Hours After Incident

Deputies have arrested a man after an armed robbery at a business near West Tarpon Boulevard and U.S. 41.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, the armed robbery happened at the Jackpot Zone Arcade on Wednesday morning.

Authorities announced the arrest Harry Deshawn Thompson as a suspect in the crime, hours after the crime. Authorities said he was found in the same car he used to get away.

The suspect was dressed in all black and wearing a ski mask. The man was described as skinny and standing approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall.

The suspect left on foot. It remains unclear what type of weapon the suspect used in the crime.