ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County deputies hope surveillance video will help them catch two robbers they said are responsible for a long crime spree.
On Wednesday, investigators said they hit a 7-Eleven store on Sand Lake Road, where the men robbed the clerk at gunpoint.
"Unfortunately, we do believe that these are the same individuals who have done at least five of these similar types of robberies in our jurisdiction and one in Orlando Police Department's jurisdiction," said Lt. Parks Duncan of the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies think the two men have either robbed or are connected to six convenience store robberies in the last two weeks.
"When people do this, they end up getting a little bit more brazen. They also end up making mistakes and that's when we catch them. So the more they do it, the more likely we're going to catch them," said Duncan.
At about 3 a.m. Wednesday, the men walked into the convenience store near the Florida Mall carrying guns and covering their faces
The men are seen in surveillance video ordering one of the cashiers to give them all the money in both registers, and then orders them to get on the ground.
"They're dangerous, both armed. They're doing this repeatedly," said Duncan.
The second cashier hands over what appears to be cigarettes before hitting the floor just before the robbers run away.
No one was injured during the robbery.
"This is still traumatic for these victims who work here in the middle of the night to have a gun put in their face and robbed of small, miniscule amount of money for which they'll get years and years of prison for," said Duncan. “My biggest fear is going to continue to the point where they accidentally or intentionally a firearm gets shot where somebody gets hurt, even murdered.
A K-9 couldn't track the robbers' scents for long so detectives think they got away in a vehicle.