The Orange County Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for a man they say held up a Subway clerk at gunpoint Sunday night.
The suspect, believed to be a black male in his 20s, entered the Subway at 3912 N. Alafaya Trail at 7:21 p.m. and ordered a drink. Then the man pulled out a handgun and ordered the clerk to give him the money inside the register, as well as his own, said OCSO public information officer Lourdes Clayton.
Without any of his own money to hand over, the clerk, who is a UCF student, emptied the register's contents, said OCSO Lt. Paul Hopkins. The suspect then fled on foot.
"We consider these people armed and dangerous, and we need to get them off the street," Hopkins said of the suspect.
No one else was inside the business at the time and the clerk was not injured.
"[The clerk] said this is his second robbery that he's been through. He was actually pretty calm when he spoke to us, but any time someone points a gun at you it's got to be nerve-wracking," Hopkins said. "His thought pattern was 'I'll give this guys what he wants so he leaves me alone and doesn't hurt me.'"
OSCO robbery detectives are currently investigating this incident and reviewing security tapes in order to track down the suspect. Along with three police cars, a K-9 unit and helicopters were also on the scene.
This incident comes fewer than two weeks after a dead body was discovered inside a Campus Crossings Alafaya apartment Feb. 4.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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