Home invaders shoot man, beat another
One man was shot and wounded, and another was beaten in a home invasion robbery in Palm Harbor on Monday night, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. The incident started about 10:13 p.m. when a woman knocked on the door of an apartment at 1516 Seagull Drive. As one of the victims opened the door, two men kicked it in, entering the home and demanding cash, deputies said. One of the male robbers then shot the man who opened the door in the upper buttocks or lower back area, deputies said. A second victim in the home was pistol-whipped with the handgun. The three robbers fled the scene, and the victims called 911. The gunshot victim was taken to an area hospital and treated for injuries not thought to be life-threatening, deputies said. The other victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Their names have not been released because the attackers are still on the loose.
Shoppers catch would-be thief
A group of bystanders nabbed a would-be purse snatcher on Monday afternoon and held her until Pasco sheriff's deputies arrived, the Sheriff's Office said. Jaclyn Ebstein, 25, of Oldsmar, tried to snatch the purse from a 58-year-old woman in a Publix parking lot at Mitchell and Seven Springs boulevards, the report said. Ebstein kept tugging, the report said, but the woman wouldn't part with her purse, so Ebstein took off empty-handed. Other customers in the parking lot chased her and pulled her down near the SunTrust Bank at 1424 Seven Springs Blvd., the report said. Deputies arrested Ebstein on a charge of robbery by sudden snatching. She remained at the Land O'Lakes jail Tuesday in lieu of $3,000 bail.
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Sign up today for safe boating class
Today's the day if you want to register for the Dunedin Coast Guard Auxiliary's safe boating and seamanship program beginning Monday. Registration will be 7-8:30 p.m. today at the Dunedin Marina harbormaster's building, 51 Main St. The course, which covers everything from knot tying and navigation to trailering and rules of the road, will be held 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, at the harbormaster's building. The cost is $50. For information, call (727) 599-8837.