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Be on lookout for man who robbed Safety Harbor Circle K

Police say this young man took cash and cigarettes.

Surveillance photo

Police say this young man took cash and cigarettes.

SAFETY HARBOR

Be on lookout for Circle K store bandit

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify a man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday night. According to detectives, the man entered a Circle K convenience store at 2521 McMullen-Booth Road in Safety Harbor about 11:45 p.m., displayed a gun and demanded cash from the register. The man also demanded cigarettes and the clerk's wallet before ordering the employee to go into the restroom and wait there 15 minutes. The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. The Sheriff's Office has released a surveillance photo of the man, described as white, in his early 20s, about 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall with slight facial hair. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Detective Rob Snipes at (727) 582-6200. Or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-8477.

CLEARWATER

Stepmother jailed on neglect charge

A 30-year-old Clearwater woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of leaving her 7-year-old stepdaughter alone outside when she went to work. April D. Truitt was charged with felony neglect of a child. According to a police report, Truitt said she was "frustrated" and "did not want to deal with the child, so she left the child in front of the home and went to work" about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The report does not say how police became involved and gives no details on the child's condition. Truitt was released from the Pinellas County Jail early Thursday after posting $10,000 bail. Reached by phone Thursday afternoon, Truitt declined to comment.

Missing teen girl found, police say

Cypress Jamison, the 13-year-old girl whom police were looking for Wednesday, has been found, Clearwater police said. Cypress returned home safely later Wednesday, according to Clearwater police spokeswoman Beth Watts. Cypress had been seen near home about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and was considered an endangered runaway because she needed medication, police said.

Correction

The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. An item in Thursday's Out and About listing had the wrong day.

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