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For Immediate Release

Contact:
February 28, 2011 Dominic Guadagnoli
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Apprehends Supermarket Hold Up Suspect

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a man suspected of robbing a local supermarket liquor store at gunpoint at a motel located in Pensacola this afternoon. Clifford J. Faust, 50, is thought to be the gunman in a video using what is believed to be a handgun robbing the Publix store located on Mobile Highway in Pensacola. The Task Force received a tip that the person believed to be in the video was possibly staying at the Best Value Inn located on Davis Highway. US Marshals and Task Force Officers from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and FDLE began surveillance as soon as they could of a room that Faust was possibly staying in. At about 3:15 p.m. they arrested Faust without incident when he was spotted walking out toward the parking lot. At the time of his arrest, neither a gun nor the missing $900 was found. Faust was brought to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office of Investigations for questioning before being booked into the jail. According to the Florida Department of Corrections Faust had been released from Liberty Correctional Institute back in November of 2010 where he served time on Grand Theft and Larceny charges.  

In FY 2010, Deputy U.S. Marshals and their task force partners apprehended more than 36,738 federal fugitives and cleared more than 39,795 federal felony warrants.

Working with authorities at the federal, state and local levels, U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task forces arrested an additional 82,910 state and local fugitives, clearing 109,931 state and local felony warrants.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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