Video catches robbery at UCF-area Beer & Tobacco
JUNE 25 UPDATE: OCSO arrested 23-year-old Alcides Alejandro Ballestas Thursday.
JUNE 24 UPDATE: Orange County Sheriff's Office released a YouTube video Wednesday afternoon of the robbery suspect entering the UCF-area store around 10:15 a.m. to purchase a Capri Sun and then leaving.
Around 10:30 a.m., the suspect enters the store again, jumps on the front counter, chases and grabs the employee.
After telling the employee that he has a gun, the suspect forces the employee to the cash register and then demands money and cigarettes.
OCSO describes the suspect to be a Hispanic male, 5-feet-9 inches to six feet, wearing a black baseball cap with a white T-shirt under it covering his face, red shirt and blue jean shorts.
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On Wednesday morning, police responded to a robbery at the Beer & Tobacco Outlet located on the corner of Alafaya Trail and East Colonial Drive.
Three Orange County Sheriff's Office police cars were located at the scene upon the store owner's arrival, who was notified of the robbery while he was at home.
He was told by police that the store had been blocked off and police were currently investigating the robbery.
Detectives arrived on the scene at around 12:30 p.m. to continue the investigation.
Police declined to give comments about the investigation at this time.
The store is still blocked off as police are searching for evidence of the robbery.
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Shanae Hardy is a Digital Producer for Central Florida Future. Email her at ShanaeH@CentralFloridaFuture.com.