110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Nov 5, 2013 - 10:40:43am
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery in Deltona that happened Tuesday morning.
An employee carrying a bank deposit bag had walked out of a store when a man jumped out of some nearby bushes. He pointed a gun at the victim and demanded the bag. The suspect then fled on foot around to the back of the store.
No shots were fired and no one was injured. Several deputies, a K-9 team and a Sheriff's Office helicopter responded within five minutes of being dispatched but didn't located the suspect.
The victim called the Sheriff's Office at 7:29 a.m. to report that she had been robbed as she walked out of the Family Dollar at 1401 Howland Blvd.
She told the Sheriff's Office that a black man wearing a blue sweatshirt, jeans and a gray and red baseball cap confronted her with a handgun. He gestured at the bank deposit bag, containing an undisclosed amount of money, and said, "Let me get that."
Once he grabbed the bag, the man then ran around the building out of sight.
The victim also said that the robber had gold teeth, was about 20 years old, and was 5'6" with a medium build.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (386) 860-7030 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. Resident can also text a tip by texting “TIP231 plus the message” to CRIMES. Tipsters who provide information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.
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