What you need to know about the Ludlow furniture shop that was robbed and robbed again
After a string of armed robberies in recent months, police in Florida say they are seeking a second suspect in the brazen attack on the Ludlows shop.
On March 2, police said a man wearing a black mask and carrying a handgun approached a small shop in the 100 block of Ludlow Avenue in Zionsville, about a half-mile north of Orlando.
The shopkeeper told police he didn’t think he was targeted, but a man with a gun entered the shop with a pistol, pointed the gun at the clerk, and demanded money.
The clerk gave the suspect money, police reports show.
Police said the suspect fled in a dark-colored sedan with Florida license plates.
A few weeks later, a man carrying a knife entered a nearby furniture store and took more than $100,000 worth of furniture, police reported.
Police said the second robbery occurred on March 11, after a man entered the same shop with the same knife and a large amount of money.
Police described the suspect as a black man, in his 20s to 30s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with short brown hair and brown eyes.
He was wearing a dark gray sweatshirt with a dark brown hood, police records show.
He wore black pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a white T-shirt, and dark colored sneakers.
The car belonged to the same man who was arrested in the previous robbery.
The suspect was described as a light-skinned, black man between 20 and 25 years old, about 180 pounds, with a medium build and a light complexion.
He had short brown, shoulder-length hair and was wearing dark sunglasses, police described him as wearing a red shirt with the words “Beware” written on it.
The second man was described by police as a white male, between 20 to 25 years of age, weighing about 180 to 185 pounds, wearing a white shirt, a dark blue sweat shirt, dark pants, and black shoes.