Orange County deputies said they arrested a man who robbed a Hess Gas Station then tried to steal from a CVS Pharmacy across the stret.
Deputies said 33-year-old Dharar Ayachi entered the Hess Gas Station at 12253 South Orange Blossom Trail around 8 a.m. Saturday and asked for cigarettes.
Deputies said Ayachi then implied to the clerk that he had a gun and demanded that the clerk open the safe.
The store clerk opened the register and Ayachi demanded the cash, deputies said.
Deputies said the store clerked complied and Ayachi left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Deputies said Ayachi then proceeded to the CVS located at 12077 South Orange Blossom Trail, a block away from the Hess gas station, and proceeded to steal merchandise from the CVS.
Deputies said confronted by store employees, Ayachi made threats to shoot the employees and left the store with merchandise.
Ayachi fled the CVS and walked northbound where he was caught by deputies, officials aid.
Ayachi was positively identified by store employees of Hess and CVS and made spontaneous utterances to deputies.
Deputies said Ayachi was being questioned and would be taken to the Orange County Jail.