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Pinellas Park police seek man who robbed pharmacy

PINELLAS PARK — Police were looking for a man who robbed a Walgreens Pharmacy on U.S. 19 Thursday.

The man walked into the pharmacy at 6996 U.S. 19 N just after 3:30 p.m. and showed a gun tucked in his shorts. He demanded prescription drugs, then jumped over a counter and grabbed the drugs, police said.

He got into a newer model silver Nissan Altima, drove north on 70th Avenue and entered the parking lot of the Shoppes at Park Place. Officers converged on the area, but could not find him.

The man is in his mid-20s, stands about 5 feet 7 and weighs about 160 pounds. He had thin brown hair and wore a gray baseball cap, a gray Notre Dame T-shirt and dark basketball shorts with a green stripe.

A similar robbery occurred Sunday at a CVS Pharmacy in Clearwater. It was not immediately clear if they are connected.

Anyone with information about the Pinellas Park robbery can call police at (727) 541-0758. Tips can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 873-8477.

Pinellas Park police seek man who robbed pharmacy 12/13/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:23pm]
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