Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a lone
gunman who robbed a Kangaroo Express early
Sunday morning near DeLand. No shots were
fired and no one was injured during the
hold-up, which occurred at approximately 2
a.m. at the Kangaroo Express at 2123 E.
International Speedway Blvd.
The store clerk,
a 35-year-old man, told deputies that the
suspect displayed a handgun as he entered
the store and ordered the worker to open the
cash register. The clerk complied and the
robber then reached into the register and
swiped an undisclosed amount of money before
running out of the store and around the west
side of the business. Deputies rushed to the
scene, arriving less than five minutes after
the robbery was called in. Patrol and K-9
units along with a Sheriff’s Office
helicopter mounted a search for the robber.
DeLand Police also assisted in the search,
but the suspect wasn’t located. He was last
seen running along Kepler Road, although
deputies believe he most likely had a
get-away car stashed near the scene.
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The suspect was
described as a white man with a skinny build
and dark, scruffy facial hair who appeared
to be in his late 20s. He was wearing blue
jeans, a red hooded sweatshirt, black
athletic shoes and black sunglasses. Anyone
with information about the robbery is asked
to call the Sheriff’s Office at (386)
943-7866 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast
Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS.
Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain
anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up