Fort Lauderdale Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect

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    Fort Lauderdale Police are looking for a suspect who has robbed two women at knife point in separate incidents. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez reports. (Published Friday, Jun 13, 2014)

    Fort Lauderdale Police are looking for a suspect who has robbed two women at knife point in separate incidents.

    The first robbery happened May 22nd at the First United Methodist Church at 101 Southeast 3rd Avenue around 9:45 a.m., when the man approached a woman as she was returning to her car in the parking lot.

    Police said the man pointed the knife at the woman's chest and demanded her purse, which she handed over. He then ordered her to lie down on the ground under her car before he ran to a nearby car and fled the scene.

    The second robbery happened on May 29 shortly after 9 a.m. in the 600 block of Southeast 2nd Street. Police said the knife point robbery was similar to the first one.

    "He put the knife to my throat, and uh, 'you know what I mean, give me everything you have or I'll cut your throat open,'" said Shankeeka Weathers.

    Police described the suspect as a black male in his 20s or 30s, about 5-foot-10, thin build with a short cropped haircut. A police sketch of the suspect was released Friday.

    "In this area you just don't expect to something like that, so close to the courthouse in the downtown area," Weathers said. "I wouldn't think something like that will happen so early in the morning."

    Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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