Police release video of gas station armed robbery
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Fort Lauderdale Police are hoping the public recognizes a subject in newly released surveillance images from an armed robbery at a local gas station.
The robbery occurred Sunday at about 11 p.m. at the Shell gas station at 1144 South Andrews Avenue. Investigators said the subject entered the store and approached the register requesting the key to the restrooms. Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Deanna Greenlaw said this was a stall tactic. "When she asked him for the key, the suspect then produces a black firearm," she said. "He points the firearm at the clerk. He demands all the money in the register. She's seen on the video putting her hands up as soon as she sees the firearm. She puts on her reading glasses and then she's actually able to key-in the right buttons for the register to open."
The subject even made her check under the drawer for more cash, but there was nothing left. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
He is described as a black male, between 20 and 30 years old who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and red shorts.
If you have seen this man or have any information on this armed robbery, 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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