HIP squad on patrol

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has a new unit that will fight crime during this holiday season – High Intensity Patrol unit (HIP). The Hippies (our name for them – not the ECSO) will patrol mall parking lots in hopes of curbing car burglaries and parking lot muggings.

The HIP Squad missed this robbery reported by WEAR TV3:

Albertson’s Robbery

Escambia Sheriff’s Deputies are on the hunt for robber, who held a store clerk at gunpoint.Deputies say around 9 last night, a man came into Albertson’s Liquor Store, on Mobile Highway and Michigan Avenue.

According to investigators, he took money from the cash register and a bottle of liquor.He was last seen heading on foot towards King George. If you have any information about this case, please call the Sheriff’s Office.