Firecrackers Used In Jewelry Store Robbery Sends Shoppers Into Panic At Florida Mall
By FOX 35 // April 9, 2018
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Shoppers were sent scrambling from the Florida Mall on Sunday after loud bangs were heard. Many believed it be gunshots, but they were actually just firecrackers.
Orange County deputies say that the suspects behind the incident are still on the run as of Monday morning.
Deputies say that the suspects used firecrackers to distract people while they robbed a store and then escaped into the crowd of frantic people running from the Florida Mall. Hundreds of terrified shoppers were captured on cell phone video running from the mall around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday.
Once deputies got to the scene, they say that they discovered no shooter but that there had been a robbery at Mayor’s Jewelers.
11 people were injured. Five of those were injured so badly that they needed to be taken to the hospital.