Armed Woman Holds Up Neighborhood Grocer

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POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – Security cameras were rolling when a hoodie wearing woman with a gun robbed a neighborhood grocer in Pompano Beach.

Just after 6:30 p.m. on March 21st, the woman walked into the All American Grocery Store, on E Sample Road, and ask the clerk for several items. He gathered them up for her.

The clerk, Mohammad Islam, said the woman waited until another customer in the store left before she made her move.

“All of the sudden she pulled out this gun and showed it to me. I just knew that something was very wrong,” said Islam. “At that time, I had no one around me and I just did what she told me to do, to open the register and give her all the money.

Islam filled up a plastic bag with money and handed it to her. She then forced him into the walk-in cooler and took off.

“This is surreal. I couldn’t believe it was happening. Everything kind of like slowed down, everything was like a movie, everything went into slow motion for like 30 seconds. It was surreal,” said Islam.

After the robbery, Islam quit the store, he said the work was too dangerous. He said the woman got away with up to $900.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

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