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Victim shot in foot while trying to follow armed robbery suspect, police say

Police seek help identifying suspect

Eustis police say this man is wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Dollar General.
Eustis police say this man is wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Dollar General.

EUSTIS, Fla. – Eustis police say they are looking for a man who is accused of robbing a Dollar General at gunpoint, then shooting a customer in the foot as he was fleeing the scene.

The man entered the store on Bay Street around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, approached a female cashier, pointed a handgun at her and demanded cash, according to a news release.

As the armed robber was leaving the store, he shot a customer who was trying to follow him, police said.

The victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the foot, according to a news release.

Police said the armed robber is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, has a slender build and was wearing a black sweatshirt, a black beanie and a white shirt wrapped around his face. A woman who was driving a white Dodge sedan might also be involved in the crime, officials said.

The Eustis Police Department is asking anyone with information about the incident to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS or the Eustis Police Department at 352-357-4121.


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