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Store clerk talks robber out of robbing her; invokes Jesus

Posted by Sheli Muniz - email

POMPANO BEACH (WFLX) - Police are searching for the man who was talked out of robbing a cell phone store by a clerk who told him Jesus wanted more out of him.

Nayara Goncalves was alone in a MetroPCS store, located at 1543 South Cypress Road, at about 10 a.m. July 23 when a man walked in and pretended to be interested in purchasing a phone. He engaged Goncalves in pleasant conversation before displaying a gun and demanding money from the cash register.

Goncalves told the suspect she wasn't judging him and that "Jesus [has] something way better for you." During their five-minute long conversation, Goncalves was able to convince the robber not to hurt her.

The man, who is about 5'9 with a moustache and in his late 30s or 40s, left empty-handed.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Broward County Sheriff's Robbery Det. Tony Hierrezuelo at (954) 321-4270 or call Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS or online at

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