Vengeful gunmen rob Family Dollar in Pembroke Park
Robber to employee: 'I'm doing this because my homegirl filled out an application and y'all didn't hire her'
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff's Office has released surveillance video of an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store in Pembroke Park.
Deputies said two masked men held three employees at gunpoint and demanded money from them. A fourth woman who was shopping at the store was an assistant manager who was on maternity leave.
The video shows one man pushing a gun into the back of an employee and forcing her to open the cash register.
An employee said one of the robbers told her, "I'm doing this because my homegirl filled out an application and y'all didn't hire her."
Deputies said the gunmen repeatedly asked the women to identify the manager. After the assistant manager said she didn't know the code to the safe, one of the men accused her of lying and threatened to shoot all of them.
After the men were able to access the safe, they bound the women's hands and feet together with duct tape.
Eventually, the women were able to break free and hit the store's panic button to alert authorities.
Detectives said the men took thousands of dollars in cash, plus the victims' phones, wallets and other personal items.
Some of the personal items were found in a nearby dumpster.
Detectives believe the same men are responsible for similar robberies in Broward County.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the BSO.
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