Police are searching for a man who went on a crime spree over the weekend in Winter Garden and Orlando.
According to investigators, the man might have begun his crime spree with an armed robbery at a downtown Orlando Dunkin Donuts at around 8 p.m. Saturday.
"He hit me over the head with a gun. It was just like let me get him what he wants so he can leave my store and I can be safe and I can go home," Davis said. "It was just a long day."
Winter Garden police said a gunman shot a man during an attempted robbery at an ATM on West Colonial Drive Sunday evening.
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The victim was using the drive-thru ATM at the SunTrust bank on West Colonial Drive near Vineland Road shortly before 6:30 p.m. when a man approached him, said Lt. Anthony Dawkins with the Winter Garden Police Department.
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“He approached the victim apparently something transpired with that. The victim was shot,” Dawkins said.
The victim was shot twice, and then drove himself to the Wawa across the street where he got help, police said.
Police said the crook then went to a nearby 7-Eleven where he failed to steal a van that was unlocked.
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Shortly after the first incident, the culprit carjacked a woman in the nearby Walgreen’s parking lot, leaving his clothes and a pair of glasses behind, police said.
"We believe it was the suspect’s clothing,” Dawkins said. "So, he may have taken some clothes off and then took off. It's unknown at this point and time."
[ The carjacker stole the woman's 2017 white Mitsubishi Outlander, which was found torched late Sunday night on Willie Mays Parkway, police said. ]
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“The victim's phone was inside and had the tracking ability, but the suspect was apparently aware because he turned off that ability,” Allen said.
Authorities said the man tried to use a stolen credit card in Orlando.
He also robbed an Orlando CVS on East Colonial Drive, police said.
Police had a message for the crook.
“We are going to do everything we can to catch you," Allen said. "We are going to put you jail and do everything we can to identify you."
[ The robber was described as a slender, African-American man, measuring at about 5 feet 8 inches tall. ]
The man who was shot is recovering at a hospital.
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