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An armed robber met his match in a Weston Walgreens when the store clerk refused to be victimized by staring down the perp and the barrel of his gun.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon in the Walgreens located at 1751 Bonaventure Boulevard.
“An armed robbery turned into an epic fail when the robber came across a victim that was wholly unimpressed with him and his gun,” the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
BSO described the suspect as a male in his 20s with a dark complexion who is about five feet nine inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He wore a red Columbia hoodie and a baseball cap.
“As the employee rang up his items, the thief pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the clerk and demanded the money from the register. The stoic clerk stood in quiet resistance,” BSO added. “Possibly in disbelief, the armed robber made his demands again. The clerk remained unchanged. He didn’t speak. He didn’t move. He simply stared back at the armed man almost expressionless.”
“Met with such passive resistance, the thief grabbed the shopping bag and fled,” BSO said.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.