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Clearwater police search for men who robbed and tied up store clerk

Clearwater police are asking for the public's help in finding two men who tied up a convenience store clerk and robbed the business at gunpoint Monday afternoon

It happened at 3:30 p.m. at Edgewater Deli & Convenience Store, 1901 Edgewater Drive, police said.

The robbers entered through the front door. One pointed a dark-colored firearm at the 42-year-old clerk and demanded money. The robbers then used duct tape to tie up the clerk behind the counter. They fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The clerk freed himself and called 911 minutes later.

Police said one man was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans, the other a long-sleeved white shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Clearwater Police Department Tip Line at (727)562-4422 or anonymously at 1-800-873- TIPS (8477). Tips can also be sent online at crimestoppersofpinellas.org or by texting to CRIMES (274637). Type TIP144 and the information.

Clearwater police search for men who robbed and tied up store clerk 05/17/10 [Last modified: Monday, May 17, 2010 10:22pm]
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