An armed robbery suspect got a surveillance camera close-up during a holdup in West Park, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The man walked into the Super Stop convenience store, 5600 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., at 10:42 a.m. Friday and waited for a woman to finish making a purchase. When she walked away, he pointed a silver handgun at two clerks, cocked it, jumped onto the counter and leaned through a glass partition, nearly head-butting the surveillance camera, sheriff spokeswoman Gina Carter said.

“It’s pretty rare to get someone so clearly visible on camera, first of all,” she said. “But secondly, this guy is very brazen.”

The bald, goateed suspect wore no mask or disguise. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a white flower design on the front, light-colored baggy shorts and black running shoes with white soles. He also had a tattoo on his left forearm, the video showed.

While the suspect waves the gun and demands cash from the clerks, a woman is seen entering the store. She takes three steps before noticing the suspect reaching across the counter, Carter said.

“It’s a miracle nobody got hurt because during the robbery another customer came in, walked toward him, realized what was happening, then walked backward away from him and ran out the door,” she said.

The robber got away with thousands in cash, investigators said.

Detectives think the surveillance video is so clear that someone may identify the gunman soon, Carter said. “We’re hopeful someone out there knows who this guy is and that they’re going to contact us, whether it’s for doing the right thing or for the reward,” she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Theophilus Woulard at 954-321-4270 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493- 8477, or go to Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest. or 954-356-4303

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