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Police investigate Clearwater convenience store robbery

CLEARWATER — Police are investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store early Friday.

Two men entered the 7-Eleven at 20073 U.S. 19 N, about 2:30 a.m., Clearwater police said.

One handed the clerk money to pay for a cigar, then pulled a handgun and demanded the money from the register, police said. The two men were given an undisclosed amount of money and fled.

The robbers are black men between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.

One is about 6 feet and 180 pounds. He has a short-cropped Afro and two teardrop tattoos under his left eye. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a long-sleeve black shirt with a white T-shirt over it and dark jeans.

The other robber is about 5 feet 7 inches and 150 pounds. He had a thick, full beard and wore a do-rag, a silver mask on his head and all black clothing.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Clearwater Police Department at (727) 562-4422.

Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873- TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

Tips can be texted to CRIMES (274637) — type in TIP144 followed by your tip.

Police investigate Clearwater convenience store robbery 10/30/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 30, 2009 9:01pm]
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