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Armed duo robs 7-Eleven of cigarettes and beer

LITHIA — One grabbed a case of Budweiser while the other hit a store clerk over the head with a gun, deputies say.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for two young men who robbed a 7-Eleven in Lithia early Monday.

The pair walked into the convenience store at 13411 Fishhawk Blvd. at about 1:45 a.m. Monday. One showed his handgun while the other took the beer.

The man with the gun pointed it at two clerks and hit one on the head, deputies say. He also took 25 packs of Newport cigarettes.

One of the clerks suffered a cut to his face. He refused medical treatment, deputies say.

The pair ran off on foot, and now deputies are asking for the public's help. They describe both robbers as black males between 18 and 21 years old, about 5-feet-8 and 160 pounds.

One had medium-length dreadlocks and was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt, dark blue jean shorts and black-and-white white tennis shoes.

The other man was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, long beige shorts and white tennis shoes with black around the back of the heels.

Deputies ask that anyone with information call the Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-8477.

Armed duo robs 7-Eleven of cigarettes and beer 03/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 4:40pm]
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