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Florida man’s armed robbery foiled by bulletproof glass

Would-be robber fires at victim, but hits bulletproof glass

A masked man with a semi-automatic gun entered a gas station, located at 11191 SW 176 Street, on Sunday with the intention of robbing the place. But the clerk was behind bulletproof glass, so the would-be thief's bullets didn't land. Anyone with i
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A masked man with a semi-automatic gun entered a gas station, located at 11191 SW 176 Street, on Sunday with the intention of robbing the place. But the clerk was behind bulletproof glass, so the would-be thief's bullets didn't land. Anyone with i

A masked man, armed with a semi-automatic handgun, pointed his gun at the gas station clerk and demanded money. When the clerk refused, the robber pulled the trigger.

Fortunately for the clerk, the bullet bounced off inches of ballistic glass separating the employee from the would-be thief. Miami-Dade police said the robber kept trying to reach the register as the 54-year-old clerk called police to the gas station at 11191 SW 176th St. around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

By the time police arrived, the failed robber had fled. No one was injured and nothing was stolen, but police are looking for the man, who was wearing a black hoodie, a black face mask, black gloves, red shirt, black pants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers (305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477

Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”

Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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