Surveillance cameras capture Oakland Park MetroPCS robbery

OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - Surveillance cameras at a MetroPCS store in Oakland Park captured a robbery that was so scary, it made the store clerk quit her job.

Video shows the robbery taking place at around 3 p.m. on April 7. The subject could be seen walking into the store, located at 2312 W. Oakland Park Blvd., and striking up a conversation with the store clerk.

“At first the suspect walks into the store, and he appears to be a customer,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Joy Oglesby. “He actually asked about a data plan.”

However, he then went behind the counter and pulled out a knife, forcing the clerk to open the safe and the cash register.

“He did it quickly, and it surprised the clerk,” said Oglesby.

Detectives believe the robber waited for the employee’s co-worker to leave before he walked in and pretended to be a customer.

The store clerk was left shaken by the ordeal, so much so that, according to another employee, she resigned from her position.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is now hoping surveillance images will lead to the subject’s arrest.

Officials said this is a dangerous man who is unafraid to strike in broad daylight or to use a weapon.

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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