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Ocilla PD looking for suspect in armed robbery

WALB now has some surveillance video to show you know of a robbery in progress.

The Citgo convenience store in Ocilla was held up Friday night by a man with a gun.
But the robber had a heck of a time with the cash register. 

Police say the man who held up the store clerk is in his 40's or 50's.

He only got away with 500 dollars after a struggle with the cash register.

The robber first walked in the store to check the layout of everything. 

" A black male entered the establishment wearing what appeared to be two jackets, dark jeans, tennis shoes, and with a tobaggon on that had a brim on it," said Ocilla police investigator Doug Douglas."

When he returned, he pretended to make a purchase, then pulled a gun. He ran behind the counter, but he had many struggles with the cash register. The clerk at the counter also jumped over the counter and ran. When the robber could not open the register, he took the change box which had about five hundred dollars in it.

"He said give me your money," said store owner Sunny Patel. "Then he came around. The employee jumped around and was going to the cooler."

The clerk took off to hide in the cooler. And the robber left moments later. 

The store owner said that the man had been in the store twice before on friday before the armed robbery. Police say the robbery was traumatic for the cashier. 

"No injuries, no shots fired," said Douglas. "Just the cash box taken and also the cashier being shook up really bad."

The store owner plans to take more measures to be prevent robberies. 

"Probably a gun and more securities," said Patel. "You know, the push buttons and everything probably." 

And now police need your help to find the man who committed the robbery in the store.

Police did search the area for the box that was stolen. But, they did not find it. They are urging anybody with information on the armed robber to contact the Ocilla police department.

They are offering a $500 reward for information on the man.


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