Store's video catches foiled robbery demand
Authorities are asking the public to help identify a woman captured on surveillance video as she attempted to rob a Walgreens two weeks ago. Police said she went into the drugstore at 605 S Pinellas Ave. after 9 p.m. Jan. 26, implied she had a gun and demanded money. The clerk did not give the woman any money, then left the register area to contact another employee. The woman then left the store. Surveillance video shows her leaving the property on a bicycle. She was last seen heading south from the parking lot, police said. The woman appears to be white and middle-aged, with brown shoulder-length hair. She was wearing blue sweatpants with two white stripes running down the side of the legs, a blue scarf with tassels and a blue jacket. She was carrying a light-colored purse. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brockew at the Tarpon Springs Police Department at (727) 938-2849.
Sell your items at city's 'Salebration'
The city of Dunedin is looking for vendors to participate in the "Spring Salebration'' event on March 20 in Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The program is a combination of the former Community Garage Sale and Marine Flea Market. It will feature an eclectic mix of antiques, boating items, crafts, jewelry, glassware and foods. Those interested in renting a space, or getting more information, can call the Dunedin Community Center at (727) 812-4530. Cost: $20.
Election offices award college aid
If you are a college junior or senior majoring in political science, public administration or business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college, you may be eligible for a scholarship from the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. The association will award three scholarships of $1,200 each. Applicants must be registered voters who have lived in Florida at least two years and must have maintained a "C" average or above during the past year. Other requirements such as letters of recommendation and financial information are listed on the scholarship application and in the scholarship guidelines, which are available for download at www.votepinellas.com. Applications should be submitted in the county in which the student is registered to vote. The deadline to apply to a Pinellas County supervisor of elections office is 5 p.m. March 19. For a mailed application or information, call (727) 464-6108 .