HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Hollywood police are on the hunt for a pair of dangerous crooks who robbed a man at a gas station and then took him down with their car.
It happened Tuesday, June 4th, around 9:15 p.m., at the Marathon Gas Station at 3034 Johnson Street.
Surveillance video shows two men pull up in a silver Toyota. One of the men then gets out and walks by the front entrance of the gas station and then gets back in the car.
The second man, wearing a red and white shirt, goes behind the man changing his oil in the parking lot. While he’s bent over, you see the thief reaches into the man’s back pocket and takes his wallet.
When the victim goes after the thieves the driver puts his car in reverse and his open door hits the victim leaving him flat on his back.
“Fortunately the victim wasn’t seriously hurt, but it could have been much worse,” said Hollywood police PIO Miranda Grossman.
“It’s a good reminder that when you are pumping gas or changing a tire always remain vigilant,” she says.
The Toyota then took off on Johnson Street.
The clerk who was working says she heard screaming when the robbery was unfolding.
She says she is now keeping the door of the store locked at night.
Anyone with information that can help the police solve this robbery is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477(TIPS) or browardcrimestoppers.org.