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The only item on the armed robber’s Publix shopping list? Cash

Surveillance video shows armed robbery of Miramar Publix

A Publix employee was washing the outside windows of a Miramar store about an hour before the store was set to open Monday morning when a man with a gun approached him. The gunman forced the employee inside the store and into an office where anoth
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A Publix employee was washing the outside windows of a Miramar store about an hour before the store was set to open Monday morning when a man with a gun approached him. The gunman forced the employee inside the store and into an office where anoth

A Publix employee was washing the outside windows of a Miramar store about an hour before the store was set to open Monday morning when a man with a gun approached him.

The gunman forced the employee inside the store at 11000 Pembroke Rd. and into an office where another employee was, according to police. That's when he demanded the employees open the safe and fill a bag with cash.

"We were lucky he didn't fire the gun," said Tania Rues, a spokeswoman for Miramar police. "This could have easily turned out differently."

By Monday afternoon, police released photos and videos of the man, who made off with an “undisclosed” amount of cash. No one was injured in the robbery.

"It is extremely important for the community to take a look at these photos and help us if they can," Rues said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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