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13-063 Detectives Seek Public’s Help To Locate Convenience Store Robbery Suspect/Suspects

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery/Homicide Unit

What:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in two different robberies at the same convenience store, the City Food Market in St. Petersburg. Detectives are investigating if the cases are related and if  it involves the same suspect.

When:
The first robbery occurred on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at approximately 11:45 p.m.

The second robbery occurred on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Where:
Both robberies occurred at the City Food Market located at 5028 66th Street North, St. Petersburg.

Why/How:
According to detectives, at about 11:45 p.m. on March 27, 2013 the suspect was observed crouched down outside the store entrance. The suspect then walked into the store and pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at the victim and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of money the suspect left the scene on foot.

The suspect, in this robbery, is described as a black male, approximately 18 – 25 years of age, average build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt (inside out – tag showing), white shirt under hooded sweatshirt, basketball shorts, gloves, slippers and armed with a handgun.

On April 2, 2013 at around 8:15 p.m., deputies say a black male entered the store and confronted the clerk at the counter. The suspect indicated he had a gun in his sweatshirt and demanded money. The suspect’s gun was not seen but was implied under the sweatshirt. The clerk complied and handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled. A short time later a mid-size, late model, white, four door vehicle was seen leaving the area. It is unknown if this vehicle is related to the robbery.

The suspect, in the second robbery, is described as a black male, approximately 18 – 25 years of age, average build, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with a black design, khaki shorts and black and white tennis shoes.

Detectives are investigating to see how or if the incidents are related or if  it is the same suspect. Detectives do believe the suspect is familiar with this geographical area.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information on either robbery is asked to contact Detective Amy Booth of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at (727) 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1800-873-TIPS.

 

 

 

 

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