Cops: Sunoco clerk fires 4 rounds into thief's getaway truck

Published On: Feb 05 2013 04:27:12 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 05 2013 04:52:31 PM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -

Daytona Beach police are searching for a man who robbed a Sunoco gas station early Tuesday morning and fled after the clerk fired four rounds from a handgun into his getaway car.

Police say the suspect entered the Sunoco at 300 N. Ridgewood around 4 a.m. and requested a carton of cigarettes, along with a few other items. The suspect then snatched the items off the counter and fled outside, where the clerk followed him.

After seeing the suspect pull what he thought was a weapon from his front seat, the clerk fired his .380-caliber handgun four times at the car, damaging the grill and hood.

The car was last seen heading westbound on MMB Boulevard from the gas station. The official description is a light gray older model two-door Chevy pickup in poor condition, including multiple scratches.

Police described the suspect as a white male in his early 30s last seen wearing a white button down T-shirt with colored stripes and a black wool cap with blue jeans. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. William Brown at 386-671-5238 or brownw@dbpd.us.

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