Tampa, Florida

From MyFoxTampaBay.com of October 6, 2007

Police seek leads in shoot out

In exclusive video obtained by FOX 13, you see a man in dark clothing and a hat, walk up to the counter, wave a gun, and demand cash from store clerk Nasief Oudeh.

“It was scary, that’s it,” said Nasief.

The terrifying armed robbery played out late Thursday evening at Papa Dan’s Food Store in North Tampa.

In the video, Nasief is helping a customer when suddenly he’s starring into the barrel of a gun.

“By the time I turned my back to the customer I saw a suspect come in with a .38 gun waving it at me and said open the cash register. So I said ‘okay calm down let me give you the cash,’ ” said Nasief.

The gunman cleans out one register and then demands cash from the second one.

As the armed suspect bolts out the door, Nasief’s cousin fires one shot.

Nasief also fires shots as he runs out of the store, but the armed robber gets away.

Tampa police investigators are now looking at surveillance video and trying to figure out how many shots were fired, and by whom.

“Certainly it had the possibility of being a lot worse, and we’re certainly hoping to be able to find this person and get them off the street before somebody does get hurt, ” said Corporal Jared Douds with the Tampa Police Department.

Nasief says despite this latest robbery, it will be business as usual.

“The next time, he’s not going to get away. We’re going to be here and we’re going to open for business everyday,” said Nasief.


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