Clerk followed home by alleged purse snatcher
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- A check cashing clerk who was the victim of an ambush attack on her way home from work is speaking out.
The victim, who is not releasing her name, said she was working at the check cashing store back on June 25 when the subject walked in. "He started asking about cars outside the store, who's car is that," she said. "My co-worker pressed the panic button, and she called the police."
The clerk thought the man left and headed home to her apartment in Pembroke Park, where she was confronted by the subject. "I was at the door, and he was at the bottom of the step. He said, 'Purse, phone, now,' and I looked at him, I didn't understand what he was saying."
The woman said she froze in shock as the subject approached her. "I was kind of like frozen because I didn't know what was going on," she said. "I got scared when I realized he had a gun, and he proceeded to walk up the stairs."
The woman said the man then pointed the gun to her head. "I saw him cock the gun, and by the time he was at the door where I was, I saw him pointing the gun at my head, so I turned the other way," she said.
That is when the woman handed over her purse and cellphone, and the subject took off. "I mean, I look behind me all the time and check my surroundings, so it's not really OK, OK," she said.
If you have any information on this purse snatching or the subject's 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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