Deputies search for 'Batman' in string of armed robberies

By Justin Warmoth, WKMG

ORLANDO, Fla. -- (WKMG) -- Orange County sheriff's officials on Friday released a composite sketch of a man suspected in a string of armed robberies while sometimes wearing a Batman mask.

Deputies said eight armed commercial robberies have occurred from January 22 to February 21 at businesses in east Orange County.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the assailant typically enters the business while carrying a black or silver-and-black handgun and demands cash from the business and sometimes property from employees.

The culprit was described by authorities as a Hispanic man who speaks Spanish or has a strong accent. Deputies said the man is left-handed and wore a gray glove on his right hand in two robberies. He has also donned a Batman hooded sweatshirt/mask in two robberies, deputies said.

No injuries have been reported in the robberies, but deputies are concerned they may escalate.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the man's arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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