Broward News

The Finger That Robbed 7-Eleven

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are searching South Florida for the human being who belongs to the finger who robbed a 7-Eleven in Pompano Beach. The BSO release does not say exactly what, if anything, was on the tip of that finger that made it so menacing as to cause cashiers to empty their registers. But see if you can solve the mystery by watching the video. Here's the news release:

He might have thought he was clever to pull of a robbery with his finger, but detectives are hoping great video and audio of the hold up will help identify the suspect and have him facing serious consequences.

On July 11, the suspect walked in to the 7-Eleven located at 2391 N. Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach at around 11:30 p.m. and went into the bathroom. Once the coast was clear of customers, the man exited the bathroom with his right hand under his shirt shouting to employees that he had a gun. On the surveillance video you can see and hear the suspect standing across from the check out counter threatening the employees and demanding money.

The robber tells the store clerks that if they don't hurry up he's going to empty out his clip on them, and says he's giving them 30 seconds to hand over the cash. The two store clerks quickly began to empty the registers and put the money inside a bag. The suspect grabbed the bag and instructed the men to get on the floor. He's then seen taking his hand out from under his shirt, uses it to open the door, and walks out.

The suspect is a light-complexioned black male, about 6' tall, weighs approximately 160 lbs., and has tattoos visible on his arm and neck.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery is asked to contact BSO Robbery Detective Ben Koos at 954-321-4270, or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS or A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

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Thomas Francis