Wednesday Update: The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office releases surveillance video in the Monday afternoon armed robbery at Sharps Liquor on State Road 100 in Palm Coast. The video below clearly shows both suspects talking with the store cleark, pointing to merchandise, shifting around the counter, fiddling with an object on the counter and even appearing to smile. The video does not show the actual robbery: the men left the store, then one of them returned to commit the robbery, according to the store clerk and the sheriff’s office.
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Flagler Plaza’s Sharps Liquor the Target of an Armed Robbery For 2nd Time in 11 Months
Oct. 2, 2012–Business was normal today at Sharps Liquor in the Flagler Plaza shopping center in Palm Coast. But for the second time in 11 months, the store was the target of an armed robbery. No one was hurt. The gunman escaped with cash and a bottle of choice congnac. Authorities are seeking clues.
The store clerk at Sharps Liquor reported to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office that two black men, both in their early 30s, entered the store around 5:19 p.m. Monday. One of them sought to buy some liquor, and tendered the cash. The clerk asked for identification. The man said it was in the car. Both men then left the store. One of them returned.
When the clerk again asked for ID, the man responded that he did not have it, so the clerk opened the cash drawer to refund the money he’d given hear earlier. At that point, he demanded money and took out a small silver hand gun. The clerk complied. The man also demanded a $100 bottle of Hennessy, one of the better French cognacs on the market, before leaving the store.
The two men were seen exiting the parking lot northwest toward State Road 100 in a silver Chrysler with a black convertible top. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (386) 313-4911.
Last Oct. 31, at mid-morning, the same store was targeted by a man who grabbed the store clerk at gunpoint and ordered her to hand over money. The assailant, later identified as Jacquez Roland of Service Tree Place in Palm Coast, was arrested and charged with a series of armed burglaries, including one at the Microtel on Old Kings Road. He’d allegedly used a zip tie to tie his victims in each of the burglaries.
In the case of the Sharps Liquor burglary, Roland grabbed the store clerk’s hair and pushed her to the stock room after taking $250 from the register and $700 in money bags from the safe. As the victim screamed for help, he zip-tied her wrists and legs. He told the victim he’d come back from Jacksonville to harm her if she spoke about the robbery.
Roland is still at the Flagler County Jail awaiting trial.