• Armed men rob Publix grocery store in DeLand


    DELAND, Fla. - Police in DeLand said they're searching for two masked men who robbed a Publix grocery store at gunpoint Sunday night.

    According to investigators, the robbery happened at the Publix at 2410 S. Woodland Boulevard around 10 p.m., right before the store was closing.

    "They were both wearing face masks, totally covered, gloves on," Publix employee Chris Wilson said.

    The store's customer service manager told investigators the masked suspects were armed and demanded cash. Wilson was there when the men walked through the front entrance.

    "They pointed a gun at me and other people," Wilson said. "You just never prepare yourself for something like that to happen."

    Publix customer David Bordeleau shops regularly at the DeLand location and was shocked to hear about the robbery.

    "Oh, no I can't imagine being in there," Bordeleau said.

    The suspects are described as black males who were wearing all black at the time of the robbery. It's unclear how much money the duo got away with.

    No one was injured in the robbery. Surveillance video captured the incident, but police said it's being reviewed and will not yet be released. 

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