PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - A reward of up to $50,000 has been posted to find the man who killed 22-year-old Shihab Mahmud on Friday May 30.
He was robbed, shot, and killed while working at a Chevron Gas Station in Wellington, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Friends said Mahmud, who was from Bangladesh, worked overnights at the gas station while going to school full time at Palm Beach State College during the day.
Mahmud was popular with customers who say he was friendly and driven. People who knew him have left flowers at a makeshift memorial at the gas station.
The manager said he will add extra security to protect his workers.
Contractors were on hand Wednesday to take measurements to build a bullet proof glass casing around the cashier counter.
Some workers are worried because the killer is still at large.
"They are very scared to work right now, but I hired security guys and also I put some extra people to work and they are realizing that this incident doesn't happen every day, so we hope everything will be fine,” said the store manager.
Funeral services for Mahmud took place Tuesday at a Boynton Beach temple. The body will be shipped to Bangladesh to be buried.
According to the sheriff’s office the suspect is believed to be a black male, 5’08” tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, dark pants and black shoes.
If you have any information please call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous.