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Lealman convenience store robbed for the third time in two weeks

LEALMAN — A convenience store that was robbed twice in the same week has been hit a third time and detectives are investigating whether the thefts are related.

On Friday at 10:50 a.m., a young man in a white t-shirt, sagging jeans, and bright-white low-top tennis shoes, walked into the City Food Mart on 66th Street North. His t-shirt tented over a gun clearly hidden underneath and he demanded the clerk hand over cash.

Not longer after, he was seen getting into a white Toyota Yaris, according to a report by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

The incident marks the third time the store has been robbed in ten days. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, clerk Khokan Mondal said the robberies had left him deeply shaken and wishing he could quit his job.

After the second robbery on April 2, Mondal said he recognized the robber's voice and believed it was the same man who had held him up at gunpoint on March 27.

Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives are investigating whether the same suspect was involved in the string of robberies.

They are asking anyone with information on either robbery to contact Detective Amy Booth of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at (727) 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1800-873-TIPS.

Lealman convenience store robbed for the third time in two weeks 04/07/13 [Last modified: Sunday, April 7, 2013 10:59am]
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