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Two men sought in robbery of Steak n Shake

Oldsmar

Two men sought in robbery of Steak n Shake

Two men used a semi-automatic handgun to rob a Steak n Shake early Wednesday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. The robbery happened about 1:45 a.m. at 3853 Tampa Road. The restaurant was closed, but employees had propped open a door during some cleaning. The men ordered workers to the floor, took cash and fled in a maroon minivan. Officials described the suspects as black men with dark complexions wearing blue jean shorts. One was 28 to 35 years old and 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a fade haircut and a white T-shirt. The second was 30 to 35 years old and about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighed 235 pounds and had a black T-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Carl Vitro at (727) 582-6200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Tarpon Springs

City may postpone manager search

Maybe it's not best to switch horses in midstream, Tarpon Springs interim City Manager Mark LeCouris told city commissioners Tuesday night. With the possibility of budget cuts looming and big projects in the works, such as a $45-million water plant, LeCouris suggested that the city may want to postpone a national search for a new city manager. LeCouris, Tarpon's police chief, took the temporary assignment after the April resignation of former City Manager Ellen Posivach, who had lost the support of some commissioners over her management style. LeCouris said he would be willing to remain at the post for several months or longer if commissioners choose. Postponing the search could save the city an estimated $13,000 a month in salary and benefits and offer continuity to staff and commissioners as they prepare next year's budget, LeCouris said. Commissioners thanked him and said they will explore the idea later.

CLEARWATER

Speed was factor in crash, FHP says

The driver of a Ford F350 pickup truck was speeding and ran a red light, which caused a fatal two-vehicle crash early Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 12:35 a.m. accident at Keene and Nursery roads killed Robert L. Snedeker, 43, of Clearwater, the pickup truck's driver, and Kevin A. Noury, 35, of Clearwater, who was behind the wheel of a 1996 Dodge Neon. Authorities said Snedeker's Ford was going east on Nursery Road while Noury was headed north on Keene Road. As both entered the intersection, the pickup truck hit the left side of Noury's car.

Pinellas deaths

Benjamin, Darlene

Berry, Norman E.

Bouwsma, Robert J.

Leech, Mildred L.

Mandelkern, Sara

Tobey, Barbara E.

Vallee, Paul E.

VanGasbeck, Arthur R.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Two men sought in robbery of Steak n Shake 06/18/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:59pm]
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