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Detectives seek information on armed robbery

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Detectives seek information on armed robbery

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating an armed robbery that took place around 1 a.m. Tuesday outside JJ's Scoreboard at 11301 Starkey Road in the unincorporated area of Largo. Detectives say the owner had closed his business for the night and was walking to his car when two people appeared near the vehicle. Both had jacket hoods pulled over their heads and bandannas covering the lower half of their faces. One of the robbers brandished a handgun while demanding cash, which prompted the victim to flee. One of the robbers chased him and struck him in the head with a gun. When the victim fell to the ground, the robbers took a bank deposit from him and fled on foot. The victim then called 911. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact Detective Amy Plourde from the sheriff's robbery/homicide unit at (727) 582-6200, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

COUNTYWIDE

Chamber's site offers election info

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce recently launched "Vote for Florida," a nonpartisan Web site that offers access to information about the 2008 election. The link is available on the chamber's Web site: www.largochamber.org. With a presidential race, 25 congressional seats, 140 of the 160 Florida legislative seats and countless local elected officials up for election in November, the chamber is encouraging local businesses and employees to learn about the candidates and vote. The Vote for Florida Web site, produced with its partners at the Florida Chamber, is aimed at becoming a one-stop information center that is designed to inform citizens about upcoming elections.

Workshop targets families, teens

Register now for a two-day family workshop organized by Pinellas County Extension. The workshop, called Family Teening-Up, will help parents build stronger relationships with their teenagers. Parents, caregivers and teens should plan on attending both days of the workshop together. The workshop is planned for Saturday, July 19, and Saturday, Aug. 2, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. It will be held at Pinellas County Extension at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo. The cost is $25 per family. Registration is required. Call (727) 582-2450.

Pinellas deaths

Arnel, Floyd

Binette, Arthur H.

Branch, Gail V.

Brown, Charlotte S.

Crook, Nellie Frances

Gambrel, James G.

Green, Gertrude "Trudy"

Hartshorn, Lee S.

Heath, William R.

Hobbs, Lenora "Lee"

Jackson, Louise

Kahl, Carl I.

Kalman, Jack

Kern, Jo Ann

Loick, Sue Ann

Palumbo, Robert

Schafer, Helen Beth

Smith, Emily Annette

Sweet, Ruth E.

Vorvis, Vasilios A. "Bill"

Warda, Theodore W.

Welk, Joan M.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Detectives seek information on armed robbery 07/08/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 3:21pm]
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