Man robs Miami Beach Dollar Store at gunpoint

More than $100 taken in robbery

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Miami Beach police are searching for a man who robbed a Dollar Store Friday at gunpoint.

The robbery was reported just after 11 a.m. at the store at 1156 Normandy Drive.

Surveillance video shows a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt approach the cash register, brandishing what appears to be a firearm wrapped in a blue and white handkerchief.

Police said the man told the clerk in Spanish, "This is a robbery and I have a gun."

Police said the clerk had to ring up a box of toothpaste to open the cash register and then handed the man the cash box.

The robber asked the clerk if there were any other cash registers, and she told him there weren't, police said.

According to detectives, the clerk poured change in to a plastic bag, and the robber stuffed the bag into his pocket and walked around the counter. The cashier showed him that the register was empty.

Surveillance video then shows the man walk out of the store.

A total of $116.96 was taken in the robbery.

Anyone with information about the identity of the robber is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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