Serial robber claims he's helping his family

Crook says his child is sick

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Quayshaurd Postell admits he was caught on surveillance video several different times over the past few months in various Sanford convenience stores.

In a phone interview from jail, Postell said he did throw a brick through the window of the Shell Gas Station at 1690 Airport Boulevard in July, causing almost $10,000 worth of damage. Postell said he was stealing lottery tickets to buy food for his little brother.

Postell also admitted he later tried to cash in those stolen tickets at the Kangaroo Express at 1920 S. French Avenue in Sanford.

Postell even admitted that in August he returned to that Kangaroo Express but said it was not to rob the clerk. Sanford Police disagree.

Police said Postell, wearing a hoodie and gloves, pulled out his gun and approached the clerk. The surveillance video shows the clerk pushing a silent panic button.

Postell said he was not carrying a gun, had no intention of robbing the clerk, and insists the clerk pushed the panic button assuming it was a robbery. "I didn't even get a foot in the door, he pressed it," said Postell from jail.

Police also say that same night, Postell robbed a clerk at the Walgreens at 2501 S. French Avenue in Sanford. Investigators said he told the clerk his child was sick, and he would return the money.

Postell told Local 6 he does not have children.

When Police tried to arrest Postell, he said he ran, resisted arrest, and even punched a K-9, because he said he'd done nothing wrong. He's being held in the Seminole County jail without bond

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