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Briefs: Three robbers get drugs from CVS



Three armed men robbed a CVS pharmacy, demanding cash and pain drugs early Tuesday morning. No one was injured at the store at 7101 Park Blvd. Police have few leads because the robbers were covered in dark clothing. Sgt. Brian Unmisig said a police dog tried to follow their track but lost the trail. Police say they fled the store on foot but may have used a vehicle parked north of the store. Unmisig declined to release what type of medication they stole. Police say the white males held two clerks at gunpoint while robbing the pharmacy about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. CVS employees complied, and the robbery lasted less than five minutes, police said. The robbery comes on the heels of similar robberies that prompted Walgreens to pull the painkiller OxyContin from some of its Pinellas County drug stores.


Man wounded

in drug dispute

A 37-year-old man was shot and seriously injured in a drug-related shooting in the 4000 block of 38th Avenue N early Wednesday, police said. Police said Richard C. Webb was arguing with another man inside a house, and was shot after the argument spilled into the front yard around 4:09 a.m. Webb underwent surgery and was in critical condition at Bayfront Medical Center, police said. The injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. Police ask anyone with information on the shooting to call (727) 893-7780.


Murder defendant may testify today

A man charged in the slaying of a Durango Steakhouse manager may take the stand today. Wilson Saintil, 54, is charged with murdering Stephen Holmes, 29, in December 2005 inside the Durango Steakhouse, 3901 Fourth St. N. Saintil was a prep cook at the restaurant. Holmes was an assistant manager. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty if he is convicted. They rested their case Wednesday.


Ex-builder sentenced to 20 years in prison

The former president of Coral Bay Construction was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday. A jury convicted Steve Bartlett in February of felony grand theft of more than $100,000 after prosecutors showed how he took more than $1-million from homeowners and spent it lavishly on personal excesses.

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