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Clearwater police describe gunman who robbed jewelry store

CLEARWATER

Police still looking for Bank robber

Police have released a photo of a man wanted for robbing a jewelry store Tuesday afternoon. According to Clearwater police, the robbery took place at the Gold & Silver Xchange at 1903 Drew St. The man walked into the store just before 4:30 p.m. and demanded money and jewelry at gunpoint. After an employee handed over the money and jewelry, police said, the employee was directed to a back room and the robber fled. A Police Department search of the area did not find him. He is described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black man, age 25 to 30, between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet tall and weighing around 170 pounds. He had dark sunglasses, a black ski cap and a purple Los Angeles Lakers jersey over another shirt. Anyone with information can contact the Clearwater police tip line at (727) 562-4422.

LARGO

Teller accused of taking $15,000

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 38-year-old bank teller accused of stealing from the bank where she worked. Nancy Lasavath of St. Petersburg was arrested Tuesday on a charge of grand theft. According to an arrest report, Lasavath worked as a teller at First State Bank at 13075 Walsingham Road in Largo, where she stole $15,000 cash from the bank over several weeks. She was released from jail on $10,000 bail.

LARGO

Police say dealer caused drug death

A year after Wesley Wagner died of a drug overdose, police in Largo have charged a 22-year-old man with manslaughter for selling him the drugs that led to his death. Cory E. Hennis, who was serving a prison term on drug and gun charges, was charged with manslaughter last month. According to Largo police, Hennis gave Wagner four Xanax pills and split another pill with him later that night. The medical examiner concluded that Wagner's death was caused by the use of the drugs. Hennis is charged with a second-degree felony.

Pinellas deaths

Cohn, Beatrice J.

Derickson, John C.

Johnson, Mary E.

Kolatosz, John J. Jr. "Jack"

Perrott, Edwin F.

Powell, Kenneth E. Jr.

Szabady, Zoltan L.

Terry, Virginia Campbell

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Clearwater police describe gunman who robbed jewelry store 12/17/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 1:01pm]
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