HIGH SPRINGS – A suspect has been arrested in the armed robberies of a High Springs pharmacy. The High Springs Police Department (HSPD) has released information about the suspect who is accused of robbing Caring Pharmacy, 19214 N.W. U.S. Highway 441 in High Springs on March 4, 2020 and Feb. 16, 2021.

The suspect, 61-year-old Robert Joseph Canciglia, of Fort White, was apprehended in Columbia County at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, following an in-depth joint investigation with the Florida Department of Law     Enforcement (FDLE).

The arrest was made with the assistance of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the FDLE after an arrest warrant on the charge of Robbery with a Firearm was obtained earlier the same day in Columbia County issued by the Eighth Judicial       Circuit.

“I am proud of the way that our agency investigated this case and I am thankful for the collaboration and support from our law enforcement partners,” said HSPD Chief of Police Antoine Sheppard. “That includes the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office,” he said. “A violent offender has been removed from our streets and our community is safer due to those actions.”

As of May 3, Canciglia was in the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Jail awaiting extradition to Alachua County on the existing charges.

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