Cocoa Police Seek Armed Robbery Suspect

By  //  April 3, 2014

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COCOA, FLORIDA — Cocoa Police Department is searching for an armed robbery suspect who was thwarted by an armed clerk at the Chevron gas station located at 6 South Cocoa Blvd.

According to Cocoa police officer Barbara Matthews, at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, a black male, approximate height of 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9  entered the gas station  wearing a ski mask and carrying a black semi-automatic pistol. The male ran into the store, went behind the counter and pointed the gun at the clerk and told him “give me money, give me money.”

The clerk, in fear for his life, pulled his own handgun as the suspect threatened him and fired. The clerk believes he struck the suspect, who then ran from the store. It is unknown at this time if the suspect was actually shot. Police searched the area but the suspect was not located. Cocoa police believe the suspect may have run to a waiting vehicle, but at this time no additional information is available. Police are still investigating.