Ocala, Florida — The Kangaroo gas station, located at 909 Northeast 28th Street, was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 2.am., Wednesday.
The gunmen was so shameless that, he entered the store while — at least three employees and a customer — were in the store.
Witnesses said that the thief entered the store and stated, “You know what I want.” A customer then turned toward the door, at which time the gunman said, “You think I’m playing?” The customer told police that he then “cocked” the gun.
The suspect, who was brandishing a silver handgun with a black handle , then ordered everyone on the ground, except for the clerk at the front counter.
He then placed a small red vinyl bag on the counter and demanded money from the cash registers.
According to reports, the suspect walked behind the counter and stole a pack of Newport cigarettes, came back around the counter, then grabbed the bag with money in it and fled out the front door in a northbound direction.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy Trammell and his K-9 partner “Zeus” responded to assist, but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect.
No shots were fired and no one was injured during the incident.
The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his late teens, approximately 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 in height, with a thin build. He was wearing jeans, a red hoodie-type jacket with white sleeves and a red, white, and black bandana over the lower portion of his face. He also had on black gloves.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of this suspect, is asked to call the Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000. Information may also be submitted through our free mobile app MYPD or through Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-STOP(7867), texting tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP, or submitting tips to www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed.