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Florida man robs gas station, is caught when Bronco breaks down on I-95, cops say

Robert Hickey
Robert Hickey

A 64-year-old man accused of holding up a convenience store with a knife ran out of luck when his Ford Bronco overheated on I-95 and he was caught by cops with his hood up.

Robert Hickey robbed a Port St. Lucie Speedway gas station of $140 on Saturday and was spotted the next day broken down on the highway, standing outside the SUV, tcpalm.com reported.

Police say Hickey was wearing clothes that matched a surveillance video and he carried a pocket knife and $125.

He was charged with robbery and eluding a police officer and held on $250,000 bond, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

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