Video shows wigged gunman robbing Orlando store

Woman's purse also stolen; Orange Co. deputies search for culprit


ORLANDO, Fla. – A gunman wearing a wig and gloves robbed a business in the tourist district of Orlando and stole a woman's purse as he ran off, according to deputies.


The robbery happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tourist Information Center at 8000 International Drive.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the man entered the business and demanded money.  Two employees handed over cash, and the man snatched a purse off a woman's shoulder before running away, deputies said.

No injuries were reported.

The gunman was described as a white man, about 30 to 40 years old, 200 pounds, with a medium build.  He was wearing a black wig, black hooded sweatshirt, red sweatpants and black gloves.

Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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