Italian Ice Shop Robbed By Man With Submachine Gun

Man Robs Ice Cream Shop With Submachine Gun

Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly robbed a Florida ice cream shop with what appeared to be a submachine-type gun, according to the Naples Daily News.

Two employees were closing up shop at Rita's Italian Ice in Naples on Aug. 23, when a man wearing a gray ski mask and holding what appeared to be an automatic weapon forced his way through the store's back door, reports.

The suspect demanded the combination to the store's safe and ordered one of the employees to fill a bag with an undisclosed amount of cash. He told the two ice vendors to get on the floor in a back room and fled the scene, according to cops. Officers arrived at the shop at around 10:45 p.m.

Police describe the suspect as a 6-foot-tall man with a medium build and a small, black submachine-type gun, the Naples Daily News reports. He was last seen wearing a gray ski mask with a baggy sweatshirt and dark pants.

Cops tried to track the suspect using helicopters and a K9 unit, but failed.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Naples Police Department at 239-213-4822.

Clarification: Language has been modified throughout as to the nature of the weapon.

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