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Pair robs Hillsborough Internet cafe

TAMPA — Deputies are looking for a pair who robbed a Tampa Internet cafe at gunpoint early Thursday.

At about 12:30 a.m., two men walked up to Sunset Internet Cafe at 14220 Nebraska Ave.

A man who was inside the business noticed them approach and tried to casually walk out, deputies say. But one of the suspects hit him on the head with a gun and told him to go back inside.

Once inside, the two men robbed the business, and one of them pistol-whipped a second person.

Deputies do not have surveillance video, but they describe one of the suspects as a black male between 22 and 29 years old, about 5-foot-6, with a thin build. He was wearing a white mask and dark clothing.

The second suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, also with a thin build. He was wearing a green mask and dark clothing.

Both men were armed with handguns, deputies say.

The Sheriff's Office asks that anyone with information call deputies at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Jessica Vander Velde can be reached at or (813) 226-3433.

Pair robs Hillsborough Internet cafe 11/01/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:41pm]
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