Man Robs Pembroke Park Store at Gunpoint Because It Didn't Hire His Girlfriend | New Times Broward-Palm Beach


Man Robs Pembroke Park Store at Gunpoint Because It Didn't Hire His Girlfriend

Two men clad in black hoodies and masks and armed with guns strolled into a Family Store in Pembroke Park as employees were ready to close up for the night last Tuesday.

According to a Broward Sheriff's Office report, the two men held four women at gunpoint as they robbed thousands of dollars from the store safe.

As everything was going down and the victims faced a traumatic experience of having guns pointed at them, one of the robbers piped up and gave his reasons for the robbery.

"I'm doing this because my homegirl filled out an application and y'all didn't hire her," he said to them.

Three women who work at the Family Store located at 4100 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. say the men came into the store and ushered them toward the back of the store at gunpoint.

Once there, the women were patted down and had their cell phones, wallets, and other personal items taken from them. The women then had their hands and feet bound with duct tape.

The robbers insisted that someone point out the manager.

That's when one of them noticed a customer still shopping in the store. Turns out, the customer was an assistant manager who was shopping on her night off, of all nights.

According to authorities, one of the robbers approached her and identified her as the assistant manager. He then demanded that she give him the combination to the store safe. She at first resisted, telling the men she didn't know the combination.

The robber accused the woman of lying about not knowing the combination, saying, "I should shoot y'all."

The assistant manager then complied and opened the safe. The two men then stuffed cash from the safe into a gray backpack before tying the woman up with duct tape.

Once the robbers had fled the store, the women were able to break free and hit the store's panic button.

Police believe the two men have also been involved in similar robberies throughout Broward.

Surveillance footage of the robbery can be viewed here.

BSO asks if anyone with information to contact Detective Victor Carrasquillo at 954-321-4208 or report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at 954- 493-8477, or online at Broward Crime Stoppers.

BSO will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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