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[Original Publish Date: 07/03/20]
EUSTIS, Florida — Eustis Police are searching for two armed robbers who held two employees and a customer at gunpoint at a vape store Thursday night, said Eustis Police Cpl. Lauren Brown.
Two employees and one customer at TNA Vapes, 1250 Mount Homer Road, Eustis, were ordered to the ground by two armed men shortly after 9:15 p.m. Thursday.
“They were in the process of closing the store,” Brown told Lake Legal News.
The two robbers, who were “covered head-to-toe” were in the store less than a minute before getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise, Brown said.
EPD received assistance from Tavares Police, Groveland Police and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office with its attempt to apprehend the suspects, but they were unsuccessful, according to Brown.
If you have information on Thursday night’s robbery, call EPD at 352-357-4121.
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