Port Orange cops: BOLO for two men who robbed Kohl's dept. store

Surveillance snapshot of Port Orange Kohl's robbery suspect / Headline SurferKohl's in Port Orange robbed / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / At left is a still snapshot from surveillance video of one of two men who fled Kohl's, 1682 Taylor Road in Port Orange, after sticking a handgun in the store manager's face.

PORT ORANGE -- The cops have issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for two men who robbed the Kohl’s Department Store while armed with a handgun Saturday night.

Here is a synopsis of 7:43 p.m. armed robbery at Kohl's, 1682 Taylor Road, as described by POPD Capt. David Meyer: Two men entered the Kohl’s Department store minutes earlier and proceeded to walk around the store while talking on cell phones.

One of the men approached the store manager and calmly told her that he was robbing the store and demanded cash while pointing a small black semi-automatic handgun at her," Meyer said.

While he was scooping up the cash, a second stood by a short distance away as a lookout. The gunman ordered the store manager to walk in front of him while he left the manager's office and headed out of the store. The second suspect then left, too.

There were no witnesses as to whether the men took off in a motor vehicle or simply ran from the scene.

They were both described as black and in their 20s. The gunman was clean shaven with short black hair. He was described as 5 feet 4 or 5 inches tall with a thin build and wearing a dark blue polo shirt and baggy jean shorts. He was sporting a visor style hat and wore white sneakers. The second man was described as an inch or two taller with a thin build, and wearing a white t-shirt and a multi-colored ball cap.

Anyone with information on the robbery or similar robberies to this one is asked to call Port Orange Police Detective Jeff Wenzel at 386-506-5884 or email him at jwenzel@port-orange.org.

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