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Would-be robber hands blank note to clerk

PORT RICHEY

Blank note earns robber, well, nothing

The robber forgot one important detail. Authorities say video from an attempted robbery of a Walgreens at 9332 U.S. 19 on Thursday shows a suspect hand a crumpled note to a clerk — except the paper was blank. The suspect then declared a robbery, and the clerk promptly called 911 and began describing the would-be robber. The robber tried to hang up the phone to no avail, tried to open the cash register to no avail, and then left in frustration. But he may have found success soon after. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said it's possible that this suspect is the same person who robbed a nearby Comfort Inn minutes later.

HUDSON

Fecal bacteria found in two areas

Don't plan on dipping into the water at Hudson Beach this weekend. The Pasco County Health Department issued a water advisory for the beach, officially known as Robert J. Strickland Beach, as well as the Energy and Marine Center in Port Richey, after finding high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. Exposure to the bacteria can cause disease, infections or rashes. Health officials say the water poses "a potential health risk to the bathing public."

Correction

Today's yard sale by the Tawney VFW Post 4412 will be held at 9734 Dick St. in Hudson. An item Friday, based on incorrect information from the post, gave another address.

Pasco deaths

Akehurst, Tilden E.

Beaudoin, Rene

Douglas, Arthur "Art"

Gould, Donna Marie

Newsome, Marjory L.

Pagano, Catherine

Srour, Jennifer Agnes

Treubig, Kathleen Patricia

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Would-be robber hands blank note to clerk 07/11/08 [Last modified: Saturday, July 12, 2008 11:37pm]
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