Clerk pistol-whipped, gunmen sought in Oviedo robbery
Culprits believed to have robbed two 7-Eleven stores
OVIEDO, Fla. – Oviedo police are seeking the public's help in identifying two gunmen who pistol-whipped a clerk and robbed two stores.
Police said a 7-Eleven at Chapman Road and Alafaya Trail was robbed at 2 a.m. May 28.
A clerk told officers that two men wearing masks and armed with handguns entered the store, grabbed her and pulled her to the cash registers. One of them pointed a gun at her and told her to open the cash registers, police said.
The other culprit checked the office for any other employees.
During the robbery, one of the gunmen struck the clerk in the back of her head with a handgun.
The duo then fled the area in a vehicle.
The assailants are believed to have robbed a 7-Eleven in south Orange County a short time later. In that robbery the men also held a clerk at gunpoint and then took off with cash.
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is also looking into a possible connection between the two robberies and another 7-Eleven robbery on Wednesday. They say it's too early to tell if all three are linked.
On Thursday, Oviedo police released photos and video of the men involved in the cases they identified.
Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
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