The suspect threatened the store clerk by showing her the handle of his gun.
The Dollar General off U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach was robbed Sunday afternoon by an unknown white male who walked up to the register and demanded the store clerk give him the money in the cash register.
The Ormond Beach Police Department report that the man, estimated to be between 30-40 years old, leaned over the counter and showed the handle of his handgun to the store clerk, who then opened the register and gave him the money in the till. The suspect immediately fled the store and ran into the nearby woods, according to witness testimony.
The man is described as approximately six-feet tall and wearing a gray hooded jacket, blue shirt and a purple bandana partially covering his face. The store clerk recalled he had "bad teeth," which she told police were black in color.
OBPD officers, along with the help of a Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputy and his K-9, searched for the suspect in the woods. The deputy and his K-9 partner found a scent track leading them to a wooded path behind the store, continuing south to Benton Street, where they found tire tracks in the dirt suggesting the suspect entered a getaway vehicle. The suspect is wanted for armed robbery charges.
Police did not release the amount of money taken by the suspect. Police ask anyone who may have information about this incident contact Detective Danielle Henderson at 677-0731 or at [email protected]. Those wishing to remain anonymous can can call Crimestoppers at 277-TIPS or toll-free at 1-888-277-TIPS.