NEW PORT RICHEY
Search is on for robber who left cigarettes
Deputies are searching for a man who robbed a 7-Eleven at knifepoint last week, then drove off with the stolen cartons of cigarettes still sitting on top of his trunk. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has posted video from the robbery at tinyurl.com/2fflocw. The man entered the store at 6315 Rowan Road about 4:30 a.m. Oct. 15. Armed with a large butcher knife, the man demanded money and cigarettes and threatened to stab the clerk if she did not comply, the Sheriff's Office said. The robber went behind the counter and took money from the cash register, as well as four cartons of Marlboro cigarettes from a storage cabinet. When he left the store, he placed the cartons on the trunk of his car — then sped away, causing the cartons to fall to the ground. The suspect was described as a white man in his early to mid 20s, wearing a black hat and blue jeans shorts. He drove a two-door red Pontiac. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Lisa Schoneman toll-free at 1-800-854-2862 ext. 7473 or the Pasco Sheriff's Office Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488.
Gun rights group will meet Monday
The Second Amendment Club of America will meet Monday at the Cotee River Cafe, 12830 Shady Hills Road. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. The club is open to anyone who supports gun rights, regardless of political party. For information call (727) 841-8507 or visit www.secondamendmentclub.org.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Rick Scott to hold meet-and-greet
Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott will hold a meet-and-greet breakfast 8 a.m. Tuesday at Brew City, 5711 U.S. 19. The public may attend. For details, contact Bill Bunting, Republican state committeeman, at (727) 862-1063.
Celebration marks church anniversary
An International Celebration will be held Oct. 28-31 at Generations Church, 1540 Little Road. There will be rides and carnival games from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. International music, dance performances, ethnic foods and a car show will be featured from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 30. The church will hold a service at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 to celebrate its one-year anniversary. For information, call (727) 934-5903.
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