Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Authorities link man to four robberies, ask for public's help

Authorities say the man shown in this photo robbing a Dollar General store Oct. 20 went on to rob another three stores.

Clearwater Police Department

Authorities say the man shown in this photo robbing a Dollar General store Oct. 20 went on to rob another three stores.

CLEARWATER — Authorities are asking the public's help in identifying a man who they believe has robbed four north Pinellas County businesses at gunpoint during the past week and a half.

In the first robbery at a Dollar General store in Clearwater on Oct. 20, the man showed a clerk a black, semiautomatic handgun and demanded money. The employee complied and the robber ran away.

A week later, the man struck twice in Dunedin. On Oct. 26, he robbed Munchee's Store at 614 Union St. On Oct. 27, he hit the Dodge Store at 466 Patricia Ave. In both cases, the man demanded money while pointing a semiautomatic handgun at employees.

Most recently, authorities said, the man robbed a Walgreens at 1505 S Belcher Road on Monday.

At the Walgreens, as well as at both of the robberies in Dunedin, the man wore a mask.

He is described as black, in his 30s, 6-foot to 6-foot-2 and 200 to 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a white design on the back and dark colored pants.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the Dunedin cases, and the Clearwater Police Department are asking that anyone with information call the Sheriff's Office at (727) 582-6200 or Clearwater police at (727) 562-4200.

Those who wish to remain anonymous and to be eligible for a Crime Stoppers reward can call Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County at 1-800-873-8477 or provide a tip online at CrimeStoppersOfPinellas.org.

Rita Farlow can be reached at farlow@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4157.

Authorities link man to four robberies, ask for public's help 11/02/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 7:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. A total of 367 men and women reside on death row at Florida State Prison and Union Correctional Institution, down from 383 at the start of this year. [AP photo (1989)]
  2. Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, right, host MSNBC's "Morning Joe" at NBC Studios in New York on April 14, 2010. President Donald Trump on Thursday assailed Brzezinski in unusually personal and vulgar terms, the latest of a string of escalating attacks by the president on the national news media.
  3. Goliath grouper are anything but gentle giants for Florida fishermen

    Wildlife

    Goliath, the biblical giant, wasn't known for bothering fishermen. But the gigantic fish named after him — they can weigh up to 800-pounds — is notorious for exactly that.

    Biologists take samples from a goliath grouper that was caught in the Gulf of Mexico. The fish was released back into the gulf. Florida fishermen have petitioned the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to allow them to catch the up to 800-pound fish for a limited time. [Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission]
  4. Volkov hopes to prove his surprise selection right

    Blogs

    RW Alexander Volkov was not a particularly talked-about player in the lead up to the NHL entry draft.

  5. A stunt turns deadly for a couple seeking YouTube fame (w/video)

    Human Interest

    Over the past several weeks, Monalisa Perez of Halstad, Minnesota, and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, began their quest for YouTube fame by creating and posting videos of mostly harmless pranks: Ruiz climbing onto a tenuous tree branch and falling a short distance, or Perez feeding him a doughnut covered in baby powder …

    Over the past several weeks, Monalisa Perez of Halstad, Minnesota, and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, began their quest for YouTube fame by creating and posting videos of mostly harmless pranks. On June 26, 2017, authorities say, Perez, 19, shot at a thick book that Ruiz, 22, was holding, apparently believing that the bullet would not make it through the volume. The bullet entered Ruiz's chest and he died at the scene. [Photo from video]