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Trio robs Sonic at gunpoint, Orlando police say

Man, 2 women sought after cash stolen from restaurant

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police are searching for a man and two women who they say robbed a Sonic at gunpoint just before midnight Wednesday.

The armed robbery was reported at 242 S. Semoran Blvd.

According to police, a worker was completing closing procedures and when he went to lock one of the doors, two women opened it. A man behind the women pointed a gun at the worker, police said. 

"Help us catch these violent criminals," police tweeted.

The man was described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall with a goatee and brown facial hair. He was wearing a burgundy-colored hoodie.

One of the women was wearing a camouflage jacket with a dark hoodie underneath it and black pants with "1985" in pink lettering on the left leg. The other woman was wearing a hoodie with cheetah-print pants. 

"It's unusual that three people are involved and that two of them are women," Orlando Police Department public information officer Michelle Guido said.

Officers said the suspected robbers made off with cash but they did not say how much. Officers noted that workers at the Sonic did everything right. Police note the best thing people can do in this type of situation is to "become a witness."

"That means getting a close look at the suspect, whether there's something identifiable about their height, weight, hair color, tattoos, marks," Guido said.

Anyone who recognizes the three people in the surveillance video or has information about the robbery is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).


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