Volusia County, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to catch a man who committed an armed robbery in Deltona on the morning of Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Around 7:30 a.m. a woman called the sheriff’s office to report that she had been robbed as she walked out of the Family Dollar located at 1401 Howland Blvd, according to reports.
The woman is an employee of the Family Dollar and says that as she walked out of the store holding a bank deposit bag, a black male jumped out of some nearby bushes, pointed a gun at her, and demanded the bag, said authorities.
The victim told investigators that a black man wearing a blue sweatshirt, jeans and a gray and red baseball cap confronted her with a handgun. She stated that the man gestured at the bank deposit bag, containing an undisclosed amount of money, and said, “Let me get that.” Once he grabbed the bag, the man then ran around the building out of sight. The victim also stated that the robber had gold teeth, was about 20 years old, and was about 5’ 6’’ with a medium build.
According to the sheriff’s office, several deputies, a k-9 team, and a sheriff’s office helicopter responded within five minutes of being dispatched to the call but were unable to locate the robbery suspect.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 860-7030 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. Residents can also text a tip by texting “TIP231” plus the message to CRIMES. Tipsters who provide information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.