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North Pinellas briefs: Police hunting for man who robbed Walgreens


Police seeking armed robber of Walgreens

Largo police are searching for a man who robbed the Walgreens pharmacy at 2295 East Bay Drive at 6 a.m. Thursday. He is described as white, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall and about 230 pounds with black medium-length hair. He was wearing business attire. After entering the store, the man went straight to the pharmacy, produced a gun and demanded OxyContin. After receiving the drug, he fled in a 2006 or 2007 white Honda Accord with a Florida license plate. Anyone with information is asked to call the Largo Police Department at (727) 586-7427.


Crash with SUV badly hurts biker

A motorcyclist was critically injured Wednesday night when his motorcycle ran into the back of a sport utility vehicle. The crash happened in the 2700 block of Sunset Point Road about 10:24 p.m., according to Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Daly-Watts. Jason Johnson, 23, of 1848 Princeton Drive was speeding west on Sunset Point Road on his 2006 Honda motorcycle, police said. He tried to pass a car and couldn't stop in time, running into the back of a 2002 Jeep Cherokee driven by Russell Downes, 45, of 200 Second Ave. S in St. Petersburg. Johnson was ejected from the motorcycle. His body hit the SUV and then fell to the ground. He was not wearing a helmet, police said. Johnson was in serious condition at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa on Thursday night. Daly-Watts said that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Police looking

for stolen plaque

Clearwater police are on the lookout for a bronze plaque that was swiped Wednesday from the wall of the David Martin soccer field at Glen Oaks Park, 1345 Court St. The plaque was glued to the west wall, near the playground. The plaque is bronze, 24 inches by 16 inches and weighed about 100 pounds. It's valued at $1,337. Anyone with information on the theft or the whereabouts of the plaque is asked to call the Clearwater Police Department at (727) 562-4420.

Pinellas deaths

Ahmann, Donald Henry

Anderson, Helen A.

Bresee, Debbie

Carr, Virginia Mae

Duecker, Diane

Harrison, Elsie L.

Kirkelie, Edith A.

Mabini, June C.

Mueller, Helen D.

Price, Col. Jean E.

Scarr, Leonard Patrick

Struck, Mildred D. "Millie"

Stull, Janet L.

Wilson, James A.

Wunderlich, Fred J.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

North Pinellas briefs: Police hunting for man who robbed Walgreens 03/27/08 [Last modified: Thursday, March 27, 2008 8:46pm]
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