Police searching for armed robber
NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Deputies have released surveillance video of a man who held up a South Florida cell phone store believed responsible for another store robbery.
The Broward Sheriff's Office is searching for an armed crook who robbed a cell phone and music store in North Lauderdale, last Friday afternoon.
The man was seen on surveillance video walking into the store at around 5:30 p.m. and looking at different cell phones. He then pulled out a gun from his backpack and held up the store clerk at gunpoint.
The suspect then demanded to go to the back of the store. He walked into a music editing room, where the store owner was editing, and tied him up. "When he came in, I dived to the floor. When I dived to the floor, he said 'Get up.' He called me like an officer, said, 'Come here. Turn around. Do you have any money?'" said robbery victim Michael. 'The guy is a pro. The way he holds the gun was the way you stick up a place. He has done it before. The guy is a pro."
The man demanded cash, but the store owner said he did not have cash in his store and gave him all the cell phones in the store.
The crook got away with $2,500 worth in cell phones.
Deputies said the man is also believed responsible for robbing a corner business in the plaza at Big Daddy's Liquor. They said they consider the suspect armed and dangerous.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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