Volusia County Sheriff's Office: 7-Eleven clerk foils robbery attempt

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DAYTONA BEACH -- An alert clerk at the 7-Eleven at 1200 Flomich St., foiled a masked robber early this morning by running from the counter and into the back of the store as he was coming in and when the robber didn't see anyone he quickly took off, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

"No weapon was seen or implied," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Haught said of the 2:34 a.m. Saturday robbery attempt at the 24-hour convenience store, just outside the city limits. "This is the second time the store was targeted. A man had robbed it Monday morning and got away with some cash."

In this latest robbery attempt, Haught added, "The 24-year-old clerk heard someone come into the store and then suddenly saw the masked man walk to the counter and repeatedly demand money. She immediately ran to the back of the store." The suspect was described as a white man with a black full-face ski mask, 5 feet 10, wearing blue jeans and a blue and white checkered shirt.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (386) 323-0151 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. Tipsters can also provide information by texting “TIP231 plus the message” to CRIMES. Anyone who provides information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.

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