Man Rams Sheriff Cruiser in Dunedin After Armed Robbery, Authorities Say

After a Sun Country Cleaners was robbed in Oldsmar, deputies say they spotted the getaway car in a Dunedin parking lot.

A man accused in an armed robbery in Oldsmar is in custody Tuesday, after deputies say they spotted the getaway vehicle at the Coastal Plaza in Dunedin.

The driver of the vehicle, Michael Roger Bourdeau, 45, of Pinellas Park, rammed a Pinellas County Sheriff's cruiser in an attempt to get away Tuesday, April 16, authorities say.

Bourdeau is accused of entering the Sun Country Cleaners, 3205 Tampa Rd., in Oldsmar armed with a knife. Detectives say he demand money from the clerk, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a vehicle.

Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies were called to the cleaners at 3:18 p.m.

Deputies located the stolen gold Mercury Grand Marquis he was driving at the Coastal Plaza shopping center, at Main Street and King Arthur Court in

According to a press release:

"The suspect was observed exiting a store and entering the vehicle. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop at which point the suspect rammed a deputy cruiser. Deputies used the PIT Maneuver to stop the vehicle."

Bourdeau was taken into custody. He was interviewed about the robbery at Sun Country Cleaners and similar robberies in the last two days, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

He was subsequently arrested and charged on two felony counts of armed robbery. St. Petersburg Police Department, Clearwater Police Department, Largo Police Department and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are also planning to charge Bourdeau.

More charges are pending, authorities say.

The investigation is ongoing.

[Article last updated Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 8:18 p.m.]

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Jackass April 22, 2013 at 11:01 AM
This guy is trouble with a capital T........so now's he broke and arrested.....he's screwed...


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