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Hillsborough deputies searching for gas station robber

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in finding a man who robbed a gas station at knifepoint early Monday.

Deputies said the robbery happened at a Hess gas station at 14903 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. about 4 a.m.

The unidentified man pulled out a knife and demanded money and cigarettes. He took an unknown amount of money and fled on foot.

Deputies described the man as black, about 5 feet 10, thin with medium-length dreadlocks. He was wearing a black skull cap, dark blue bandana over his face, a gray and brown polo shirt with "liberty" written on the front, black denim shorts and black gloves.

Deputies ask anyone with information about the man or his whereabouts to call the Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200. People can also call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-8477, report anonymously online at or text "CSTB" plus the tip to 274637. People who call Crime Stoppers are eligible for a cash reward.

Hillsborough deputies searching for gas station robber 05/25/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:09pm]
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