Deputies search for masked gunmen in Altamonte Springs Publix robbery

Published On: Aug 05 2013 06:06:36 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 05 2013 02:19:33 PM EDT

Authorities say three local business robberies may be connected.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -

Authorities are searching for the masked gunmen who they say robbed an Altamonte Springs Publix on Sunday night--and they believe it could be related to two other robberies in the area.

Deputies said the Publix on East Altamonte Drive was robbed Sunday night by three robbers just before 10 p.m.

In the video, several employees and customers were forced to put their arms in the air as the robbers demanded the manager on duty and asked to be brought to the cash office.

Employees did what they were asked and made their escape, deputies said.

The gunmen are described as three black men wearing large jackets and masks.

Meanwhile, a cashier at the Longwood 7-Eleven on Wekiva Springs Road and State Road 434 tells Local 6 he was robbed by two masked men with guns at 2:30 a.m.

Later Monday morning, a McDonald's was robbed by three masked men with guns at 3:30 a.m. Police say they hope a ping from one of the cellphones stole in the area of the 7-Eleven lead to an arrest in relation to the three burglaries

Watch Local 6 for more on this story.

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