Sunday, May 27, 2018
Public safety

Deputies look for gunman who robbed Tampa drugstore

TAMPA — A middle-aged man who held up a Walgreens cashier while buying cigarettes Friday evening is still at large, deputies said.

The man, who has not yet been identified, entered the drugstore, at 13317 N Boulevard, just before 6 p.m. and asked a cashier for cigarettes, deputies said. As the clerk handed the man a pack, the man took out a handgun and demanded money from the cash register, deputies said.

The clerk put an undisclosed amount of cash into a bag, and the man ran into the parking lot of a nearby McDonald's, where he got into a "two-toned black and silver sedan," according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

The gunman is thin, white, in his 40s, about 5 feet 9, between 160 and 180 pounds and has brown and gray hair. He is missing three of his bottom center teeth and was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans at the time of the robbery, officials said.

The man was caught on surveillance footage fleeing the drugstore.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.

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