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Gunman robs Pinellas Federal Credit Union, steals car

CLEARWATER

Gunman robs Credit Union, steals car

The Pinellas Federal Credit Union at 1601 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. was robbed Wednesday morning. Police said a man walked in around 10 a.m. with a gun and demanded money. After getting the money, he demanded and took the keys to a black Pontiac G6 and left. The car was found in a nearby residential area. No one was injured. The suspect is described as a man, about 5 feet 8 with a medium build and a husky voice. He wore a navy blue jacket with a gray hoodie beneath it and dark pants. He used a scarf to cover his face. Anyone with information about the crime can call the Clearwater police tip line at (727) 562-4422.

LARGO

Man accused of sex act with girl

Police arrested 21-year-old Brandon M. Hodge on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery Tuesday. According to the arrest affidavit, Hodge performed a sexual act with a 12-year-old girl, knowing full well that she was only 12. The alleged crime occurred 10:25 a.m. on Oct. 1. Hodge was 20 at the time. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

TARPON SPRINGS

Get expert help starting a business

Thinking of starting a small business? Here's a chance to get some expert help. Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Pinellas County Chapter of SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) will host a free seminar at the Tarpon Springs Library on the Ten Steps to Starting a Small Business. To obtain information or to register, call (727) 943-4922.

Read book, see movie at library

Enjoy a weekly book discussion and a movie with free popcorn at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. This week's book and movie: Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane. The discussion at the Tarpon Springs library will be led by Charles Shaffert, a retired professor of English at Castleton College of Vermont. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. For information, call (727) 943-4922.

COUNTYWIDE

Tampa Bay Harvest needs volunteers

Tampa Bay Harvest is an all-volunteer organization that collects food from restaurants, supermarkets and other sources to donate to food pantries and other local organizations that help feed the hungry. Volunteers are needed to transport food, help with coordinating and record-keeping, and assist with food-collecting events. Call (727) 538-7777, ext. 1.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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