Shootout outside Fort Lauderdale Walmart after attempted robbery


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Officers are searching for a pair of suspects after shots were fired outside a Broward County Walmart.

Authorities said they received a call for a robbery before 7 pm Wednesday.

According to Fort Lauderdale police, a suspect walked up to the door of a Walmart liquor store, as an employee was walking out with a bag of money and two security guards.

Police said the suspect tried to grab the bag and clashed.

Then a fellow sitting in a nearby car fired several bullets into the air, which officials believed was a distraction.

Authorities said they are looking for a four-door silver sedan, which was captured by the robber and his driver.

Police said they did not come with any of the stolen money.

Fort Lauderdale police said unarmed Walmart security officers “actually played a gamble and risked their lives.”

Investigators are hoping to review the surveillance video.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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