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North Pinellas briefs: Restaurant, store robbed at gunpoint

CLEARWATER

Restaurant, store robbed

at gunpoint

Police in Clearwater are investigating two separate robberies that took place Thursday. In the first one, which occurred at 3:11 a.m., the robber entered the 7-Eleven at 2789 State Road 580 and tried to pay for cigarettes and cigars with a bank card, which was declined. When that didn't work, he took out a handgun and demanded that the cashiers empty the cash registers and safe. A police dog tracked the suspect southwest of the store to the area of Daniels Street and Charles Street but did not find him. Later, just before 10 p.m., two men entered the Arby's restaurant at 1920 Gulf to Bay Blvd. They jumped the counter, and one of them pulled a gun, police said. The man with the gun forced the three employees to open the cash register. The suspects then ran from the store with the money. They were last seen leaving in a gold Pontiac Grand Prix. No one was injured.

COUNTYWIDE

Tips can improve stormwater quality

With the approach of summer, grasses and greenery will be growing, and tree branches will be cut — and some of them might end up in the storm drainage system. While stormwater often travels through pipes under our roads just as sewage does, it is not treated at a wastewater treatment plant. Instead, stormwater flows directly into ponds, lakes, rivers and bays. And because water runs off yards, it is important to reduce the amount of pollutants on our property. If you see someone improperly disposing of dangerous materials, call Pinellas County at (727) 464-4425 or the Stormwater Watch Line at (727) 464-5060.

DUNEDIN

Park design will be topic of meeting

Attend a public meeting and share your input on the design of a new park proposed for the corner of Broadway and Main Street. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. For more information, call (727) 298-3002.

LARGO

Learn more about storms at event

What are hurricanes? How do they form? What are their effects? Get the basics about these dangerous storms in a free "Hurricane 101" information session from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The program will be presented by Pinellas County hurricane specialists and the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. For more information, call (727) 464-5573.

Pinellas deaths

Alfonso, Nicholas J.

Anning, Ray

Bensley, Ray F.

Carnahan, Pauline Holmes

Casmer, Harold

Daniel, Joseph

Deas, Hazel L.

Gantz, Elmerine A.

Hale, Wallace Michael "Mike"

Hall, Marian Gene

Hay, Rose Elizabeth

Spencer, Sally A.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

North Pinellas briefs: Restaurant, store robbed at gunpoint 05/16/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:59pm]
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