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Two sought in robbery of Largo car detailing shop


Two sought in robbery of auto shop

A day after three people are believed to have robbed a car detailing shop in unincorporated Largo, two of them remain on the loose. Alfred Morris Jr., 23, of Largo was arrested in connection with the crime Tuesday. Authorities have identified Brandon Bennett, 18, of Largo as one of the other suspects. The identity of the third has not been released. After deputies approached a house in Largo where they believed the suspects were hiding Tuesday, Morris emerged and surrendered. A standoff ensued for several hours before the SWAT team entered the house about 8:30 p.m. and found no one in it. "Basically, the whole afternoon was spent under the premise that the other two were possibly inside the residence," sheriff's spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said. Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact detectives at (727) 582-6200 or toll-free, 1-800-873-8477.


Make-A-Wish gets take from tourney

Tech Data, a Clearwater IT distributor, raised $55,283 during its Charity Golf Tournament held March 28 at the Eagles Golf Club of Tampa Bay in Odessa. The money, raised by Tech Data employees, volunteers and sponsoring technology manufacturers, will be donated to the Suncoast Region of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida.

Navigation class for safe boating

Flotilla 11-1 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering "Weekend Navigator,'' an eight-session program meeting Monday and Thursday. It will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Monday at the Clearwater Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd. Participants will learn how to use charts, plotting tools and a GPS to help operate a vessel safely and efficiently. Registration starts at 7 p.m. the first night of class. Material fee: $75. Call (727) 469-8895 or visit

Tarpon Springs

Free airing of 'Swan Lake'

The Pinellas Opera League and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, will present the DVD Swan Lake inside the video center of the museum at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is free. Visit

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