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Two men sought in robbery of elderly couple

An artist’s rendering of one of the robbery suspects.

An artist’s rendering of one of the robbery suspects.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Two men sought in robbery of elderly couple

Sheriff's deputies are looking for two men who robbed an elderly couple at gunpoint Thursday night at the Sandlewood Mobile Home Park. According to deputies, the men knocked on the couple's door about 10:30 p.m., brandished handguns and entered the home. The intruders put masking tape over both victims' mouths and hands and told them to keep quiet. The men made off with an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry. The couple, ages 77 and 86, were not injured. One robber is described as white, about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, 20 to 25 years old, with short brown hair and brown eyes. The second intruder had his face covered during the robbery and is described as white, about 5-foot-5, 20 to 25 years old, with a stocky build. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jennifer Christensen toll-free at 1-800-854-2862, ext. 5019.

LAND O'LAKES

3 teens arrested in holdup, attack

Sheriff's deputies have arrested three teens in the robbery of two Sunlake High School students the evening of May 24. The teens, ages 16 and 17, are all from Lutz. Two attend Sunlake High School. They are accused of stealing a Nintendo Wii, cell phone and DVD from the students. One of the teens had a gun and another repeatedly punched one of the victims, according to the arrest report. The teens were charged with armed robbery and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center in Land O'Lakes.

COUNTYWIDE

Teachers union endorses hopefuls

The official qualifying date hasn't even passed, but two hopefuls for Pasco County School District seats have won the endorsement of the 10,000-member United School Employees of Pasco. The group's leadership team voted to support Democrat Steve Donaldson, a Gulf High School social studies teacher, for superintendent. He is challenging incumbent Heather Fiorentino, a Republican. The group also put its backing behind School Board District 2 candidate Joanne Hurley, who is seeking to replace retiring board member Marge Whaley. That nonpartisan race also includes candidates Peter Hanzel and Kurt Conover.

Pasco deaths

Cleeve, Virginia M.

Fink, Bruce Jay

Harris, Justin

McCormick, Joan Mildred

Pasanen, Virginia R.

Rittenhouse, Lorraine

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Two men sought in robbery of elderly couple 05/30/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 4:51pm]
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