VCSO: Man armed with knife robs 7-Eleven in Deltona

Man with knife robs 7-Eleven in Deltona, FL / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer graphic / A man with a large knife held up the 7-Eleven, 839 DeBary Ave., in Deltona, as shown in this locator map.

DELTONA -- The 7-Eleven store on DeBary Avenue was robbed late Sunday night by a man with a knife. No one was injured during the incident, which is under investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The clerk told deputies that he was in the back room washing dishes and when he turned around and saw a man with two shirts covering his face standing behind him and pointing a large kitchen knife pointed at him.

"The robber ordered the clerk to open the cash register," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer, and when the clerk complied, "the suspect grabbed money from the register and then ran out the door and headed southbound."

"The robber ordered the clerk to open the cash register," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer, and when the clerk complied, "the suspect grabbed money from the register and then ran out the door and headed southbound."

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene after the robbery was reported at 11:26 p.m. Deputies began converging on the scene two minutes later, establishing a perimeter and launching a search for the robber, Davidson said.

Patrol deputies were assisted by a K-9 unit and a Sheriff’s Office helicopter that scanned escape routes from the air. Orange City police also assisted in the search, but the robber wasn’t located.

He's described as either an Hispanic or tanned white man, between 5 feet 9 and 6 feet tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing black pants and a black sweater.

CRIME STOPPERS REWARD:
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. Residents can also text a tip by texting “TIP231 plus the message” to CRIMES. Tipsters who provide information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.
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