Fingerprints lead Volusia investigators to gas station robbery suspect

Last Updated: Friday, January 06, 2017, 12:14 PM EST

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect in a gas station robbery early Thursday morning in Deltona after they were able to lift fingerprints from a stick-up note.

  • Volusia deputies investigating robbery at Deltona gas station
  • Cashier said suspect walked into Kangaroo store at about 2:40 a.m.
  • The investigation is ongoing, according to the Sheriff's Office

Deputies responded at about 2:44 a.m. to the Kangaroo at 1712 Doyle Road to a report of a robbery. The cashier told deputies a suspect came into the store at about 2:40 a.m. and robbed her.

According to investigators, 24-year-old Dennes Gutierrez-Fernandez passed a note to the 28-year-old clerk, demanding money and threatening to shoot the clerk if she didn't comply.

While a gun wasn't seen, the clerk told deputies that the suspect kept his hands in a jacket pocket that had a bulge showing what appeared to be the grip of a gun.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect from fingerprints left behind on the stick-up note, deputies said.

After the robbery, the suspect left the store and headed toward a wooded area, deputies said.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 386-860-7030 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).