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Hillsborough detectives seek help finding 7-Eleven robber

TAMPA — Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a robber who jumped over the counter of a convenience store and confronted clerks with a knife.

The robbery happened about 5 a.m. Monday at the 7-Eleven store at 8002 N 56th St. near Temple Terrace.

A man with a bandana over his face and a knife in his hand entered the store and immediately jumped over the counter.

Two clerks ran — one got away, but the other fell. The assailant grabbed the man who had stumbled and ordered him to the register. The suspect took cash and a carton of cigarettes and ran.

A store surveillance video captured images of the assailant.

Anyone with any information about the suspect was asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200. Or, tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward by contacting Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or texting "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

Hillsborough detectives seek help finding 7-Eleven robber 11/19/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:43pm]
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