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Plant City Observer Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 1 year ago

Plant City teen arrested for Riverview armed robbery

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Joshua McClain on Wednesday, March 1.

A Plant City teen was identified as an armed robbery suspect and arrested Wednesday, March 1.

Courtesy of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced that detectives arrested Joshua Abdull McClain, 17, for robbing a gas station convenience store in Riverview with a shotgun. Police determined that the teen approached a clerk at the Speedway gas station at 13179 Highway 301 South while wearing a fox mask, from the "Five Nights at Freddy's" video game series, and demanded money from the cash register around 3:23 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

According to a previous press release, detectives also believed McClain to have possibly been involved in two other robberies of the same gas station, which occurred on Thursday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 18.

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