Convenience Store Carjacking In Pompano Beach Caught On Camera
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POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – A Pompano Beach man remains in jail after Broward Sheriff’s Office said he robbed and carjacked a convenience store customer.
It was all captured on surveillance inside and outside the store located at 535 NE 24th Street in Pompano Beach the night of January 19, 2014. BSO released the surveillance Friday.
About 9 pm, customer Orestes Pugliano is seen on surveillance walking into the store to make a purchase.
As he exits the store, you see a man who is standing in a corner, rush to Pugliano and hold a knife to his neck. Next the video captures the assailant taking the victim’s wallet and jumping into his red VW Jetta.
Afterwards, the victim is seen staggering into the store where he calls 9-1-1.
Store clerk Salah Attia was working that night and says Pugliano came into the store “panicked and very upset.”
“He was bleeding on the side of his neck. He was grabbed from behind so he couldn’t get away,” Attia said.
Attia said that Pugliano is a regular customer and has been back to the store since the incident. He was not seriously injured in the attack.
Last week, BSO arrested 51-year-old Edwin Pagan and charged him with robbery and carjacking.
BSO said the victim was able to identify Pagan in a photo line-up.
Pagan was also a regular at the convenience store, according to Attia.
“I’ve known him for a long time, very well. It’s weird he did that. Probably was just for the money,” said Attia.
“This is a quiet area. I know all the people. I’ve been here ten years and nothing like that ever happened before. Hopefully it won’t happen again,” said Attia.
Pagan was arrested last week and a judge ordered him held without bond.