Armed masked men rob Pompano Beach CVS

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Two masked men were caught on camera lurking outside a Pompano Beach CVS Pharmacy before robbing the store with guns in hand.

Surveillance video inside the CVS Pharmacy store located on the corner of Federal Highway and East Atlantic Boulevard showed the subjects wearing matching ski masks as they entered the store, just before 5 a.m., on June 2.

One of them, however, seemed to have problems with his mask right before the robbery and took it off, so cameras managed to capture his face.

“He’s kind of struggling with his mask, so he puts it on, then takes it off, and at that point you, can get a good profile of him,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Joy Oglesby. “You can see his hairstyle very clearly.”

When he finally entered the store, his counterpart was already on the move.

Surveillance video installed outside also caught the duo lurking right outside the door.

“The police should patrol more and protect the neighborhood,” said CVS customer Stosh Sherwin. “I mean, that’s the best solution.”

One thief could be seen surveying the store and then ordering an employee to the ground face down.

His partner is seen approaching a cashier at the front and walking her to the register with a gun pressed to her back.

“Karma always catches up,” said CVS customer Steve Angel, “so sooner or later, they’ll get theirs.”

When the crooks got the their hands on the cash, they fled the scene.

Oglesby said they are seeking the public’s help in order to catch the robbers. “Our detectives are hoping that the public will be able to identify who these guys are,” she said. “We are concerned the next time they go into a store to try to rob somebody, it may escalate, and it may end up with someone being shot or killed. We need to get them way before that happens.”

If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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