2 injured after gunman robs Winter Park doctor, crashes into car

Man crashes stolen truck near Lake Howell Road, Tuscarora Trail

By ClickOrlando.com staff

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Officers with multiple law enforcement agencies continue to search for a man suspected of robbing a Winter Park doctor at gunpoint before crashing a stolen truck into a car, leaving two people critically injured.

Dr. Chris Turner, a chiropractor at Pain Free Chiropractic, said a man wearing a yellow mask walked into his clinic on Orlando Avenue and threatened him.

"The very first thought that I had was it caught me by complete surprise. Obviously, (being robbed is) one of the last things I can ever imagine​," Turner said. "He just persisted, saying, 'Give me the money. If you don't give me the money in two seconds, I will kill you​.'"

Turner, who was not injured in the robbery, said he didn't recognize the gunman.

“I think whoever it was either knew me or knew of me,” he said.

The gunman drove off in a stolen truck and traveled into Casselberry, leading officers on a chase, police said.

"An officer got behind the suspect trying to do a traffic stop, but he didn't stop," Winter Park police Lt. John Montgomery said.

The man crashed into a car at Lake Howell Road and Tuscarora Trail and ran away, according to authorities.

Police said two people in the truck were taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the crash victims, you can find out more information at this link

A hours-long search for the man turned up empty. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call police.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

 

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