Armed Robbery at Shell on Old Kings Is 3rd in 2 Months in Palm Coast
FlaglerLive | August 16, 2016
A Palm Coast convenience store was again the target of an armed robbery, the third in two months, this time at the Shell gas station on Old Kings Road near Celico Way and the Staples shopping center.
The robbery, some of it captured on a surveillance video (see below) took place just before 3 a.m. today when a man wearing a zip-up hooded sweatshirt with the hood on and a bandanna across his face, entered the store, pointed a gun at the 29-year-old store clerk, and demanded that she “open the register” or he would kill her.
The clerk did so. The assailant then went behind the counter and himself removed the money, taking about $60. He then stole six packs of Black and Mild cigars (valued at about $16) and fled the store.
The man is described as black, 6 feet tall, brown eyes. The white sweatshirt had thick horizontal blue stripes. He wore black jeans rolled at the waist, with black shorts beneath the jeans, according to the surveillance footage, and shoes with a silver color emblem. A particular detail about the shoes was censored from the sheriff’s incident report, as was about half the report, a common practice when the case is still under investigation and certain details kept out of public knowledge may help with the investigation.
The gun was described as a black semi-automatic handgun of unknown make or caliber. The robber held the gun in his left hand. The clerk was not injured. Several sheriff’s units searched the surrounding areas but without success.
Less than two weeks ago the Kangaroo convenience store on Palm Harbor Parkway was the target of an armed robbery by two hooded men. In mid-June, an armed robber struck the Walgreens on palm Coast Parkway, demanding drugs, but was later caught.
If anyone has any information about this robbery or any crime in Flagler County, they are urged to immediately contact the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 313-4911. Callers can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at (888) 277-8477 (TIPS). Callers are eligible to receive a reward of up to $1,000.