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Robber escapes with drugs from pharmacy

PALM HARBOR

Robber escapes with drugs from pharmacy

A young man ordered pharmacy employees and customers to the floor and shot into the ceiling while demanding prescription drugs during a robbery Tuesday morning, Pinellas County sheriff's officials say. The man walked into the St. George Pharmacy at 31201 U.S. 19 N about 10 a.m., brandished a handgun, told everyone to lie down and fired a single shot into the ceiling. No one was hurt, and the robber ran out with a cache of drugs, though investigators haven't said what kind or quantity of drugs were taken. Sheriff's officials described the robber as a white man between 18 and 30, 5 feet 9 to 6 feet tall and weighing 165 to 195 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket. Anyone with information about the holdup is asked to call sheriff's Detective Nicholas Bedy at (727) 582-6200 or to remain anonymous Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-8477.

TARPON SPRINGS

City commissioner to visit Greece

Tarpon Springs City Commissioner Chris Alahouzos is heading home to Kalymnos, Greece, where he was born. One of Tarpon Springs' sister cities, Kalymnos is known for its sponge diving history. Many of Tarpon Springs' early Greek settlers immigrated from the island in the Dodecanese chain in the Aegean Sea. The two-week trip is a mixture of business and pleasure, Alahouzos said. While there, he'll work on projects to bring Greek books back to the city library and set up an exchange of cultural and historical artifacts to be displayed at the city's Heritage Museum. Alahouzos also plans to meet with the chamber of commerce in Kalymnos to establish a relationship between the two cities' chambers.

CLEARWATER

Man accused of molesting girl

Police arrested a 43-year-old Clearwater man Monday on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation of a pre-teen girl. Robert Floyd Blair molested the girl over the past four years, authorities said. Police began their investigation, which took about a month, after receiving a tip from a child protection investigator. Blair was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where he was being held Tuesday on $100,000 bail.

Pinellas deaths

Arthur, Clarence Norvelle II

Bouchard, Mitchell Leon

Caste, Lt. Col. Nick Joseph USAF (Retired)

Clauss, Juanita

D'Avolio, Carmella G.

Eaton, Florence I.

Fournier, Leo

Gloomis, Shirley

Gosche, Lucille Marie

Heliker, Robert C. Sr.

Hoppenworth, William "Bill"

Jewell, Alvin "Mike"

Kramer, Rosalyn R.

LaBelle, Earl

Lindstrom, Gunnar O.

McClimans, Jane Lee Harrison

Morse, Lizzie L.

Sims, Roberta L.

Sweyko, Michele E.

Ulgen, Nurhayat

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Robber escapes with drugs from pharmacy 07/15/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 3:58pm]
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