Police search for duo in armed robbery at Lake Mary Publix

Surveillance video shows suspected robbers confronting cashiers

Published On: Apr 09 2013 07:35:25 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2013 06:16:34 PM EDT
LAKE MARY, Fla. -

Police are searching for the two men who held Lake Mary Publix employees at gunpoint Saturday night, demanding money.

Police said the men were caught on surveillance video walking into the store on U.S. 17-92 around closing time and holding two cashiers at gunpoint. 

[VIDEO: Surveillance released | AUDIO: 911 calls, warning content may be graphic]

The video showed one man wearing gloves and a stocking over his face, armed with a gun as he grabs a gray bag and started taking money out of the safe. The money stolen added up to about $200, according to police.

"They both had automatic handguns and, unfortunately, this is happening with more frequency around the county," said Zach Hudson, of Lake Mary police.

Police said the two cashiers are seen in the video watched as one of the robbers pointed a gun at them as the other man went to find the safe.

"They (the cashiers) were very shaken up, they were very scared," Hudson said.

Police released the 911 calls on Monday in which the store manager described the incident with the two cashiers to dispatchers.

"Two of my cashiers had scratches and what could be bruises on their arms," the caller said.

The call continued as the employees described the robbery.

"When they said don't look, I mean, no one moved for probably 30 seconds to a 1 minute after they left," the caller said.

No injuries were reported. Workers weren't able to get a good description of the men but police say they hope the video helps people recognize them.