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‘It’s heart wrenching’: Video shows robber who shot Mount Dora convenience store owners; $10K reward offered

MOUNT DORA, Fla. — The search is ongoing for a robber who shot and killed one co-owner of a popular Mount Dora convenience store and critically injured the other owner.

Police said a man dressed in all black was seen on security camera footage pointing a gun at Khiem “Ken” Ba Trinh, 56, outside T&N Market on North Grandview Street at 8:50 p.m. Monday.

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Investigators on Wednesday released the surveillance video, urging the public to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477 with any tips.

See the video below:

The robber is then seen fleeing the area, and police say he has not been tracked down since.

Shortly after, police said a customer walked into the store and found Trinh and the store’s other co-owner, Minh “Tina” Nguyen, 47, each shot several times.

Investigators said Nguyen died on scene and Trinh was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

“It’s depressing to know that you’re out there trying to help the community and someone would just come along and take your life like that,” the couple’s neighbor Mary Durant said. “It’s heart wrenching and it effects everyone, ’cause it could have been anybody.”

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Police said they are looking for a male suspect, thin build, wearing all black and a black hoodie.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

Tonight was a powerful night of our community coming together to remember Tina and Ken, two kind souls who owned T & N...

Posted by Mount Dora Police Department - MDPD on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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More than 50 mourners held a vigil outside of the store Tuesday night. The couple, who community members recognized as a pillar in the neighborhood, have two children.

A GoFundMe page has been created to benefit their family. Click here to donate.

Click here to read previous coverage of this story.

Watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for live updates.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly,

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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