911 call leads to arrest of gas station robber
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A Good Samaritan's 911 call led police to arrest a man for allegedly robbing a gas station at knifepoint, Tuesday morning.
Around 5:50 a.m. Giovanni Moran entered the Westar gas station on Northeast 107th Street and Biscayne Boulevard in Northeast Miami-Dade.
According to newly hired clerk Mackenley Zulme, the alleged crook threatened to kill him if he did not give him the cash in the register. "He had a knife in his hand, and he said, 'Sir, give me the money,'" he recalls. "I was surprised, because it was the first time anyone had come in asking me for the money."
Zulme's hesitation only made Moran more upset. "He said, 'If you don't give me the money, I've got a knife in my hand, and I'm going to break all the windows and shut you up,'" Zulme said. "I was really scared."
At this time, a customer walked in and, confronted with the situation, called 911. Police were able to arrive on the scene almost immediately and caught up with the suspect a few blocks away from the station.
Surveillance cameras captured the holdup, but police have not yet released the footage.
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