A robbery at a gas station convenience store in Florida turned out to be a disappointing disaster for a robber. Victim took some unusual steps to escape the harm. An employee had a quick reaction and disappeared into a backroom calling the cops leaving the crook cashless. On top of that one of the video cameras recorded his voice. Talk about bad luck.

This gas station at  Oakland Park had half a dozen surveillance cameras, but that did not stop the crook. One of the cameras inside recorded him speaking to a 59-year-old manager of the gas station Veli Alsi. It was 3 pm when the gunman started threatening the manager and insisting him to put the money in the bag. When the manager started backing away into the adjacent room to safety, the gunman reached for the cash register trying to open it. failing to do that he flees. But the camera has recorded his image and his voice.

“The clerk got really lucky as the gunman had a gun pointing literally to his face and was adamant that he wanted the money,” comments the spokeswoman for the Broward country Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect is young, in his 20’s African American wearing dark clothing, black gloves and black sunglasses. He drove away in a light-colored Toyota.

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If you would like to prevent crime and know something about the suspect, call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

There is a reward of up to $3,000.