• Surveillance shows two robbers barge into Lake Mary Publix


    LAKE MARY, Fla. - Police in Lake Mary are trying to identify two men who they said robbed a Publix at gunpoint while workers were closing the store over the weekend.

    The robbery happened at the Publix on the corner of U.S. Route 17-92 and Weldon Boulevard.

    According to police, just minutes before closing time Saturday night surveillance cameras caught two men entering the grocery store with handguns.

    One man is seen running to the customer service area while the other holds cashiers at gunpoint near the front of the store.

    "I think it's terrible. I think people are bold to go in wherever they want during the day, during the night, no mask no nothing and rob people. It's disgusting. It's terrible," said resident Danny Lauderbaugh.

    One of the men is seen on another camera pulling one employee by her shirt and using her to gain access to the cash counting room. That's when he pointed a gun in a second worker's face, grabbed a bag and filled it with cash.

    Police said the pair was in and out of the store in less than two minutes.

    "You'd think you'd be able to go grocery shopping relatively safe, especially at a Publix in a nice area," said Zach Hudson of the Lake Mary Police Department.

    Police said the men covered their faces with pantyhose but were seen by a least six cameras. Police hope their body types and demeanor will help lead to their identification.

    Lake Mary police say the pair got away with a few hundred dollars.

    "They're going to jail for a long time because they will catch them, for $200 bucks. But people don't care. They don't care. They're just so brazen," said Lauderbaugh.

    Customers who spoke with Channel 9's Karla Ray said the robbery is another sign that crime is getting worse near Highway 17-92.

    Police said no one was injured in the incident. They ask that anyone who has any information on the robbery please call the Lake Mary Police Department.

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