Fort Lauderdale Police are searching for a man seen robbing an auto parts store and getting away in a white van.
Surveillance cameras show the suspect entering Advance Auto Parts, 605 SE 20th St., at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday.
The suspect walked up to an employee and demanded money from the cash register, warning that he had a handgun. The employee was unable to open the register and called his manager for help. The suspect told the manager he was armed and again demanded cash, police said. They gave him an undisclosed amount of money, the video showed.
The suspect was seen running south on Southeast 20th Street until he got into a large white van, possibly a cargo van. It drove west on Southeast 20th Street, then north on Federal Highway, police said.
The suspect is described as having a light complexion, 40 to 50 years old, 6 feet tall with a large build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt over a white T-shirt, blue shorts and brown driving cap.
Investigators are urging anyone with information to call Detective Tracy Figone at 954-828-5518 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477, or go to browardcrimestoppers.org.