Boynton Beach Publix robbed, gunman grabs nearly $300

 A man who was in line to pay for a candy bar at a Boynton Beach Publix pulled out a gun and robbed money from a cash register, according to police.

The incident happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the supermarket located along the 4700 block of North Congress Avenue, according to a Boynton Beach police incident report.

The report said the man approached a cashier with a candy bar and one dollar and then demanded money once she opened the register drawer. When she closed the drawer, he pulled out a silver gun, pointed it at her and then reached over the counter and opened the register himself.

The man grabbed $295.00 in cash and ran out of the store, the report said. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a long-sleeve cobalt blue shirt and black pants.

Police brought in a K9 to help search for the man, but didn't find him.

No one was hurt during the incident, according to police.

Anyone with information is urged to call Det. Brian Anderson at 561-742-6115, 1st Sgt. Paul Sheridan at 561-742-6133 or Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS. Anonymous crime tips can also be submitted via

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