Fort Lauderdale Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Sixt car rental location that happened Tuesday. NBC 6's Steve Litz reports.
Fort Lauderdale Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Sixt car rental location that happened Tuesday.
Police said a suspect entered the Sixt Rent-A-Car at 2900 Southeast 6th Ave. and pointed a revolver at the Allied Security guard, ordering him to lie down on the ground.
The security guard could be heard pleading for their lives, saying, "I'm down man, please, come on man."
The suspect then instructed a store employee to get money out of the safe in the next ten seconds, or he would fire his weapon.
Both victims complied with the suspect, who casually walked out of the business and fled once he had the money, police said.
"Obviously, both these employees feared for their safety," said Fort Lauderdale Police Capt. Frank Sousa.
Officials did not say how much money was taken from the safe.
Authorities are now looking for a suspect in his 20s, who is thin, about 5'6" to 5'7" in height and has dreadlocks.
"There was definitely a potential for further escalation of violence here, and this is definitely someone who should not be on the streets," Sousa said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Orlando Almanzar at 954-828-5546.