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TampaMan robs bank just as it opens


Man accused of assaulting teen

A 30-year-old man pulled a 17-year-old youth behind a building in Tampa Friday night and performed sex acts on him against his will, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reported.

Bobby Barner of Tampa pulled the boy behind a building at 2010 148th Ave. No. 24 about 7 p.m., unzipped the victim's pants and performed sex acts on him, an arrest report states.

A witness walked around the corner and saw the victim pushing Barner away, the report states. Barner's address is listed as 5612 87th St. in Tampa.

Barner was charged with unlawful sexual acts with a minor and battery. He was taken to the Orient Road Jail, and his bail was set at $8,000.


Snorklers find skull near causeway

Tampa police were investigating an unexplained death after snorklers found a human skull near the Courtney Campbell Parkway.

Saturday afternoon, two snorklers found the skull about 1 mile west of the boat ramp near the causeway, Cpl. Jared Douds said.

Police divers searched the north side of the causeway for additional bones and possible evidence. The search was expected to last until sunset, Douds said. "If something else is uncovered or something else comes up, that may change," Douds said.

The Hillsborough County medical examiner will attempt to determine the sex, age and cause of death of the person, he said.


Thief fires into floor during robbery

A man fired a rifle into the floor and pointed it at a clerk during a robbery of a Citgo convenience store late Friday. No one was injured.

Pinellas Park police say a man entered the store at 6791 66th St. N at 10:42 p.m. and stole an unknown amount of cash.

Witnesses saw the robber get into the passenger seat of a car that headed east away from the scene.

The man is described as white, in his early 40s, about 6 feet tall or more, with a medium build and receding light brown hair that was combed back.

He wore a long-sleeve blue T-shirt with white writing on the front, black shorts and white sneakers without socks.

The rifle had a wooden stock.

The car was described as a blue-green early 1990s car with a black convertible top and spoke-like wheels. The car may have been a Chrysler LeBaron.

Anyone with information can call 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

Police are searching for a man who robbed the Fifth Third Bank in Tampa on Saturday morning.

The man walked into the bank at 3117 W Columbus Drive just as it was opening at 9 a.m., and implied he had a weapon in his pocket, Tampa police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said.

He handed a note to the teller demanding money, received an undisclosed amount and fled.

He is described as black, 6 feet to 6 feet 2, 30 to 40 years old, between 210 and 235 pounds. He had a full beard and was last seen wearing a blue bandanna around his neck, prescription glasses, a blue shirt, blue jeans, brown boots and a gray leather baseball cap.

Detectives ask that anyone with information call Tampa police at (813) 354-6600.

TampaMan robs bank just as it opens 06/28/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 1:53pm]
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