Gunman stops to select pack of cigarettes during Dania Beach robbery

Armed robber gets away in waiting SUV; robbery captured on surveillance video


DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are trying to find a gunman who robbed a Dania Beach gas station, snatching cash from the register and taking a break to pick a pack of cigarettes to take with him.

The masked gunman robbed a Chevron gas station on Griffin Road about 5 a.m. July 23.

Surveillance video released Friday shows the man being dropped off by an accomplice driving an SUV. The man enters the store and points a gun at the clerk, ordering him to open the register.

Once the register is open, the man snatches the cash and the cash drawer. Before he leaves, he pauses to select a pack of cigarettes, grabs them and then takes off in the waiting SUV.

Deputies said the SUV had a broken left taillight and was seen heading east toward Interstate 95.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the gunman is asked to call detectives at 954-321-4200 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.