Passerby helps stop attempted robbery, Orange County deputies say

Authorities continue search for man as 2 men are arrested


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A driver who saw and reported something suspicious helped to stop an attempted robbery Wednesday, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

The incident happened near Silver Star and Hiawasee roads.

Deputies said a person who drove by saw what he thought was a robbery about to happen.

As the Florida Highway Patrol was investigating a crash on Silver Star Road, the witness met with them to report what he'd seen, deputies said.

Troopers went to where the witness saw the suspicious incident. Deputies said a trooper secured one of the three men the witness saw. Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene as well.

One of the other men got into his car in the lot and was arrested there. Deputies said the third man got away on foot.

Both of the arrested men had masks on. Deputies said they are searching for the third suspect. It's unknown if he was also wearing a mask.