Video shows robber holding clerk at knifepoint, Orange County deputies say

Published On: May 11 2013 04:57:30 PM EDT   Updated On: May 13 2013 06:01:51 AM EDT

Orange County deputies are looking for a man they say robbed a convenience store and held a knife to the clerk's throat.


Orange County deputies are still searching for a man they say robbed a convenience store and held a knife to the clerk's throat.

The violent attack on the store clerk, which happened just before 8 a.m. at Right Fuel Foods at 5500 Beggs Road, was captured on three surveillance cameras surrounding the register.

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In the video, the robber's mannerisms, voice and face are spotted as he purchased two bottles of motor oil and a cigar. He then squeezes through a gap in the plexiglass barrier, and lunges at the clerk.

Deputies said the suspect held a 9-inch butcher knife to the clerk's throat.

The suspect then screams at the clerk to open the register.

"Where's all the cash at?" the robber shouts at the clerk in the video. "Open up the cash drawer, open it up."

The clerk doesn't obey, so deputies say the crook attempts putting him in the freezer.

A customer then walks into the store, and scares away the crook.

Deputies said the suspect has a medium build, shoulder length dreadlocks with bleached tips, he is in his late 20s and early 30s.

"One of our big concerns in this case is how brazen this guy was," said Spike Hopkins of OCSO. "He actually jumped the counter and put the knife to the victim's throat."

If anyone knows anything about this incident, they are urged to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.


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