Store Clerk Locks Herself In Restroom To Avoid Armed Robber

January 20, 2017

Ocean City – A convenience store clerk confronted by the terrifying scene of a man dressed in dark clothes and armed with a handgun locked herself in the bathroom to get away from him during an armed robbery attempt.

The victim says the man pointed the gun at her around 5:30 a.m. January 19th when she was coming out of the restroom while working at the AOC Food Mart at 306 Racetrack Road.

She immediately slammed the door shut, locked it, and called 9-1-1. The thief tried to get into the cash register but was unsuccessful.

Anyone with information on the attempted hold-up is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or via mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.

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