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ATTEMPTED LIQUOR STORE ROBBER SOUGHT

BSO Case Number: BS01-12-10267
PIO Number: 02-1-7
Date: December 23, 2001
Time: 1020
Place of Occurrence: 2701 South State Road 7, near Hollywood

Victim(s):

  • Time Out Liquors & Lounge, 2701 South State Road 7, near Hollywood

Suspect(s):

  • Unidentified

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives hope to identify a suspect captured on surveillance video two days before Christmas, struggling with the owner of a liquor store in south Broward.

Shortly after 10 a.m., the unidentified suspect entered Time Out Liquors & Lounge, located at 2701 South State Road 7, and purchased a diet Coke and bag of peanuts. The black male, believed to be in his late 20’s or early 30’s, re-entered the store when the customers left and asked the owner if he could use the phone.

The suspect grabbed the victim from behind and stated, “Give me your money or I’m gonna shoot you.” Thinking that the suspect’s gun was a fake, the owner struggled with the suspect. Following the physical altercation, the victim chased the suspect from his store. The six-foot tall, 185-pound suspect fled the scene empty handed. Fortunately, the owner was not seriously injured.

Emergency rescue workers treated the owner on scene. Anyone with information on this case or the identity of the suspect is asked to call BSO Robbery Det. Joe Ventura at (954) 765-4321 or call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.

MEDIA NOTE: BLACK AND WHITE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THE OF THE VICTIM STRUGGLING WITH THE SUSPECT IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR REPRODUCTION AT BSO’S MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE.

INVESTIGATORS: Robbery Det. Joe Ventura, CI
THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO

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