Robber flees empty-handed after clerk refuses to hand over cash, deputies say

A Stock Island man was arrested Thursday, after he threatened a convenience store clerk with a knife and demanded money, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.

The clerk told Deputy Wendy Negron that she was working at the Stock Island Chevron convenience store Wednesday night when a man walked in at about midnight, and pulled out a knife and pointed it at her.

The man, who was later identified as Rodney Scott Santana, 49, then demanded the clerk give him money, deputies said.

 The clerk refused to give him money.

Santana demanded the money again, deputies said, and once again the clerk refused to hand anything over and told him that if he was going to stab her he should go ahead and do it, deputies said.

He then fled on a bicycle.

The clerk reported the incident to her supervisor and after reviewing surveillance video, the store manager called the Sheriff's Office to report the incident.

Pictures of the suspect that were captured from the video were taken to various locations on Stock Island and several people were able to identify Santana.

Deputies were later able to locate Santana at Safe Harbor Seafood on Front Street, where he was arrested, charged with robbery with a weapon and taken to jail.

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