The armed robbery happened around 8:45 Monday night.
The clerk at this
Citgo station in Ocilla was working as usual Monday night when suddenly he had
a gun pointed at his face. As the robber demanded money, the clerk quickly
placed his hands on his head. Both the
clerk and robber scrambled to get the money out of the cash register and into
The store owner is
not worried about future attacks, but he is getting a little extra help to
secure workers' safety.
"Not really the
community like the police department they are going to help me out a little
bit. They say they are going to put some more lights up and back there and
everything you know," said the store owner Sunny Patel.
Here is another
camera angle of the armed robber and you can see he points his gun at the only
eyewitness and then directly at the clerk's head demanding money. The witness
is in no rush to make a run for safety and is more worried about trying to buy
a soda. Instead, he stays inside the store and watches the crime unfold. It
seems like he is debating on leaving or staying to help. Finally the armed
robber is satisfied with the amount of money and runs out of the store. While
the eye-witness tries to purchase a soda. The clerk was not injured during the
attack and the armed robber is still on the run.
Sunny is grateful for
the quick response by the Ocilla Police Department.
for our community and thanks for our Police Department," said Sunny.
Ocilla Police investigators talked to the clerk and the
eyewitness, but so far that information has not led to an arrest.
If you recognize the masked gunman, call the Ocilla Police
department at 468-7494 or their tipline at 468-tips.
Also, a $500-dollar reward has been posted to anyone who comes forward
with information that leads to an arrest of the man in the video.