Detectives: Armed carjacking leads to countywide crime spree



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives say one man may be behind a string of armed robberies from Ocoee to Orlando over the weekend.

The first crime was an armed carjacking late Friday afternoon. The carjacker, who is described as wearing khaki shorts, a grey and red Miami Heat cap and a white shirt covering his face, is still on the run.

A surveillance video from a 7-Eleven store shows the man then robbing a man at gunpoint early Saturday morning.

"This red Impala's popping up everywhere. Also there's the same description of the suspects," Jeff Williamson from the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

The driver was released unharmed. The stolen car was spotted at a string of robberies. Five hours after the carjacking it was seen at a Best Buy store on West Colonial Ocoee where two employees were robbed in the parking lot.

"Seven or eight hours we have three major robberies, so we want to get these people absolutely off the street," Williamson said.