Armed robber wounded, arrested in Fort Pierce; police ask for help in locating …

Christopher White

Christopher White

FORT PIERCE — A man shot as he allegedly tried to rob Three O’s in Fort Pierce late Monday remained hospitalized Tuesday as city police asked for help in identifying the man who acted as his lookout.

Two men dressed in black with black shirts wrapped around their faces approached the store in the 600 block of North 25th Street at about 10:45 p.m., according to a Fort Pierce police report.

According to the report:

One man remained outside as the other entered the store carrying a handgun and forced an employee near the door to move into the store. As the gunman advanced, the employee retreated repeatedly swatting away the robber’s gun.

Once the employee had moved, the gunman swung around and aimed the gun at a second employee near the cash register who fired a pistol at him when he turned back to the first employee.

The lookout fled and the gunman got up and ran behind him, followed by the store employee, who fired two more rounds at him.

A police dog led authorities to the rear of a residence in the 2800 block of Avenue G, where police found a man with a bullet wound in his right hip.

Christopher Maurice White, 18, a Fort Pierce Central High School student who lives in the 2700 block of 10th Street South, was charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to police. His injuries are reportedly not life threatening.


Anyone who can help identify the lookout is asked to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477).

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