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Local Supermarket Targeted by “Razor Bandits” in Bold Theft

In a daring incident on January 10, 2024, a trio of individuals, dubbed the “razor bandits,” executed a swift heist at Publix located at 2655 NE 35th Street. The perpetrators opted for a unique approach to retail therapy, bypassing the conventional checkout lanes and deciding to stuff their jackets with an impressive haul of razors and deodorant, accumulating a value exceeding $800.

Contrary to the standard practice of paying at the register, these audacious thieves transformed their jackets into makeshift shopping bags, showcasing a distinct and rather unconventional fashion sense. Now, the community is being called upon to aid in bringing these hygiene hijackers to justice.

Law enforcement is seeking the cooperation of citizens who may possess information about the identities of these culprits. If you have any relevant details, please contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at (352) 732-9111.

Alternatively, anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers of Marion County by dialing 352-368-STOP (7867) or visiting When providing information to Crime Stoppers, please reference tip number 24-05. It’s worth noting that individuals who use Crime Stoppers and contribute tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

Authorities, led by M. Coates (24-2055), are urging the public to assist in bringing these brazen thieves to justice and ensuring the safety and security of the community.

(Photos: Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

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