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Clearwater police seek help to identify man in Regions bank robbery

Clearwater

Police seek help to identify man in bank robbery

Police are asking the public to help identify a man who robbed a Regions Bank on Wednesday morning. According to Clearwater police, the man walked into the bank at 1500 Belleair Road around 9:20 a.m., approached a teller and reached into his clothing to imply he had a weapon. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money and the man ran away. The robber is described as a black man, about 30 years old, 6-foot to 6-foot-2 with a slender build and long dreadlocks. He was wearing a long-sleeve black shirt, black hat and khaki one-piece coveralls, like those worn by mechanics or painters. Anyone with information is asked to call the Clearwater police at (727) 562-4200.

Largo

10-year sentence in child abuse case

A 60-year-old Palm Harbor man accused last year of sexually molesting a 9-year-old girl pleaded guilty to a lesser offense Tuesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Jerry Wayne Hemphill, of 920 19th St., originally was charged with capital sexual battery on a child under age 12, but Pinellas court records show the charge was reduced to attempted sexual battery Tuesday, the day the trial was to begin. Hemphill was designated a sexual predator, ordered not to have any contact with his victim and was sentenced to serve 10 years of probation once he is released from prison, according to court records. Hemphill touched the girl in a sexual manner on Jan. 9, 2010, at his home while she was in his care, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Authorities did not disclose how Hemphill knew the girl.

Palm Harbor

Sponsors needed for Vegas Night

The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., needs sponsors for its annual Las Vegas Night on Feb. 26. The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m., with the casino opening at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature live entertainment, a buffet, gaming, prizes, giveaways and full liquor. Sponsors are needed for food and other elements of the event and will receive recognition. Contact the activity center for details, (727) 771-6000.

Crystal Beach

Children may earn prizes at art show

Organizers of the Crystal Beach Youth Art Show will be accepting artwork created by children ages 6 to 18 from North Pinellas. There will be cash prizes plus awards for painting, sculpture, pottery, photography and other media. Drop off submissions between 4 and 7 p.m. April 6-7 at the Beach House, 520 Crystal Beach Ave. Entry is free. Winners will be displayed at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. Call Barbara at (727) 771-7228.

Clearwater police seek help to identify man in Regions bank robbery 02/16/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:58pm]
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