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Orange County deputies seek armed man who robbed gas station

Robbery happened at Townstar/Marathon gas station on North Kirkman Road

Photos courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Photos courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Office. (Orange County Sheriff's Office)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying an armed man who robbed a gas station Wednesday.

The armed robbery happened at a Townstar/Marathon gas station at 300 North Kirkman Road at 9:47 p.m.

Deputies said the robber entered the store and rushed towards the victims who were standing behind the registers.

The robber pointed a handgun and demanded money from an open register, deputies said. A victim complied and placed stacks of cash on the counter.

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Deputies said once the robber received the money, he fled on foot north from the gas station.

The robber is described by authorities as a Hispanic man in his 20s who is 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a black ski mask, gloves, a plaid-style long-sleeve shirt and a black T-shirt with the "Punisher" logo on the front, deputies said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477. Deputies said tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.