Broward County

Clerk punched, has car stolen after telling a man the Kwik Stop was closed

A Kwik Stop clerk, who had just closed the store for the night, was knocked unconscious and had his car stolen after a man asked him if the store was still open, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

The incident, which happened around 11 p.m. April 17 outside the Pompano Beach convenience store, was captured on store surveillance cameras.

On Thursday, detectives released the video in hopes of identifying the two men involved in the crime.

According to BSO, the clerk was standing outside the store at 110 NW 15th St. when a man walked by him and tried to open the store's door.

He asked the clerk if the store was open and the clerk responded no, BSO said. That's when the man pretended to walk away and then turned around and punched him in the head.

The video showed the clerk falling to the ground. The man then reached down to get what detectives say was the key to the car. Meanwhile, his cohort stepped over the clerk, who was unconscious, and the two left in his 2013 Toyota Camry.

The car was later recovered, according to BSO.

The first man, who punched the clerk, was last seen in a short-sleeve hoodie with distinctive stitching, dark-colored shorts and slide sandals. The second man was wearing a hoodie, jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Sheriff’s Office Det. Trevor Goodwin at 954-321-4275 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff