Friday, December 15, 2017
Public safety

Largo man charged with another convenience store robbery

LARGO — A man accused of robbing convenience stores on Ulmerton Road now has an additional charge against him. On Wednesday, Largo police announced they had linked 22-year-old David Lee Larry to a Dec. 19 robbery at Steve's Qwik Stop at 7500 Ulmerton Road.

Larry, of 7298 Ulmerton Road, No. 804, is now charged with three counts of robbery with a deadly weapon. On Wednesday, he was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Largo police caught Larry Jan. 12, less than an hour after a robbery at a store at 7149 Ulmerton. In that case, police said, Larry pointed a gun at the clerk, demanded money and stole $500 to $600 from the register before running away.

After Larry was in custody, the owner of Steve's Qwik Stop was able to identify him as the man who tried to rob him Jan. 7. Larry ran away when the owner pulled a gun of his own, police said.

After Larry's arrest, police said they were still investigating to see if Larry was involved in a prior robbery at Steve's Qwik Stop on Dec. 19.

An arrest report states that a witness saw Larry minutes after the robbery with several hundred dollars in small bills and five packs of Newport cigarettes, which are the same items stolen in the robbery. Larry also described the clothes he was wearing that day, which matched what the robber was wearing, police said.

Larry also knew aspects of the robbery that would be unknown to the general public, police said.

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