Police are searching for two men who may be needing the help of an Orlando Criminal Law Attorney after an armed robbery at an area convenience store nearly turned deadly over the holidays.
With the release of surveillance video from the scene of the crime, police are asking the public to help in the search and urging the suspects to turn themselves in to an Orlando Criminal Law Attorney.
A clerk that was the victim of the robbery could have been killed had one of the suspect’s weapons not jammed.
An Orlando Criminal Law Attorney can help with charges of DUI, assault and battery, Orlando violation of parole, robbery and domestic disturbances.
Law enforcement officials are hoping the botched robbery will be a lesson to other would-be criminals that convenience store theft does not pay what it used to and is not worth the price of putting lives at risk.
According to investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the robbery happened just before 4:00 am on the morning of December 19 at the Kangaroo Express store on Magnolia Homes Road.
Reports say two African-American males entered the store wearing masks and armed with guns. The men immediately approached the store clerk and demanded that he turn over the store’s cash. When the clerk told them that he did not have access to the safe, the scene turned violent.
The robbery was captured on store surveillance video, which was released this week to aid in the investigation. It shows the clerk reading a book when the men entered, then having a gun thrust in his face as the men demanded money.
After the suspects asked the clerk to open the safe, he told them repeatedly that it could only be opened by a manager. After clearing out the cash drawer, they questioned him again. Although he explained it could only be opened with two keys and would take 30 minutes, they again demanded entry.
Next, the surveillance video captures the click of the trigger as one of the thugs tries to fire his weapon at the clerk, but the weapon jams. He is then seen taking out the clip and examining the gun, but eventually gives up and pistol whips the clerk.
When the suspects eventually figure out that they cannot gain entry to the safe, they grab several packs of cigarettes and run for the door. Investigators have not disclosed whether the men fled in a car or which direction they went.
Police investigators are asking anyone with information about the crime to contact them. Check back for further updates to this story.