110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Sep 16, 2013 - 10:55:18am
A store clerk at a 7-Eleven store on DeBary Avenue in Deltona told Volusia County sheriff's deputies a robber terrorized him with a large kitchen knife, then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash Sunday night, Sept. 15.
The incident happened a little before 11:30 p.m., when the clerk was in the back room washing dishes, he told deputies. When the clerk turned around, "there was a man standing behind him," pointing the knife at the clerk and demanding the cash register be opened. The suspect wore shirts covering his face.
The clerk complied with the suspect's demand. The suspect grabbed money from the register, then ran out the door and headed southbound, the clerk told deputies.
Deputies converged on the scene, assisted by a K-9 unit and a Sheriff's Office helicopter that scanned escape routes from the air. Orange City police also assisted; however, the suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as either a Hispanic or tanned white male, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, and weighing around 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing black pants and a black sweater.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free at 1-888-277-TIPS. Residents 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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