Video Shows Fort Lauderdale Armed Robbers in Action

Men robbed food store at gunpoint, fled with cash: Police

Fort Lauderdale Police are asking for the public's help in finding a pair of masked men who were caught on video robbing a food store at gunpoint last month.

The robbery happened at 11:30 p.m. on June 24 at the Speedy's at 861 Northeast 62nd St. when the suspects entered the store wearing ski masks, gloves and baggy clothes, police said.

One suspect who was armed demanded all the money from the register from the clerk as the other suspect acted as a lookout. The clerk complied with the suspect's demand, opened the register and handed over the cash.

The store owner, Nadeem Ahmed, said giving over the money was exactly what he taught his employee to do.

"Thank God nobody got hurt. It's the most important thing," Ahmed said. "I told the guy, if anybody comes in and they ask for anything, just tell them make yourself comfortable and take whatever you want, just don't hurt nobody."

Ahmed said it's not about the money but the person.

"I worry about the person more than the money. Money comes and goes," he said. "Anyone can have it today. Tomorrow, they don't have it, but today, the most important thing is that the guy is still alive."

The suspects left the store and fled the scene in an early 2000 model, white, four-door Honda Accord, police said.

"The front grill of this vehicle is white, so we believe that distinguishes it compared to other Honda Accords in the area," police spokeswoman Det. DeAnna Greenlaw said.

The first suspect is described as a male in his 20s, about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7, with a medium build. The second suspect is described as a male in his 20s, about 6-foot-0 to 6-foot-2, with a thin build.

"He's kind of nervous, but he knows it's a dangerous job," Ahmed said of his employee. "Behind the cash register, it's not easy to work, but he's okay. He's calm now."

Anyone with information about the robbery or identity of the suspects is asked to call Fort Lauderdale Police at 954-828-6559.

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