Arrest made in armed robbery at Winter Garden pawn shop



WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Police arrested one of two men accused of robbing a pawn shop in Winter Garden at gunpoint in October.

Surveillance video shows two men, one armed with a hammer and the other a gun, storm into Value Pawn, where they stole tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry.

Winter Garden police said one of the men held employees and customers, including two young children, at gunpoint as the other smashed away at glass cases, stealing the items.

"Smashed the jewelry case and took roughly, I think, $44,000 in jewelry," said Sgt. Scott Allen.

The men took off using a getaway driver, leading police and several agencies on a chase into Lake County at speeds that topped 100 mph. The suspects then crashed the vehicle and fled into some nearby woods.

"Unfortunately, that night, they were able to get away," said Allen.

But police said they recently arrested 20-year-old Micka Phillips in connection with the crime. Police said he's the one with the hammer in the surveillance video.

After working some leads, police said they learned Phillips bought his gloves at an Orlando Lowe's. In surveillance video from the store, he can be seen wearing the same shirt as the masked man in the pawn shop robbery, police said.

Police are hoping to make additional arrests in the case soon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.