Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Public safety

Police search for three people who attacked 84-year-old Pinellas Park man

Pinellas Park police are searching for two teen boys and a teen girl they say attacked an 84-year-old man in his apartment building's parking lot Tuesday.

Police said the robbery occurred about 10 a.m. at 5060 76th Avenue N, at the Park Plaza Apartments.

Charles Clark, 84, told police he was returning from CVS and exiting his car when he was grabbed from behind. He struggled with his attacker and managed to knock him to the ground, but one of the teens stabbed him at least twice. Clark told police he believes the teens were trying to steal his car.

They were chased off by a witness and rode away on bicycles, police said.

Clark sustained three stab wounds, lacerations and bruises, police said. He was home Tuesday afternoon and resting. Canine and air units have not yet located the attackers, police said.

The search prompted a lockdown at seven area schools. That lockdown recommendation was lifted about 11:15 a.m.

Anyone with information on this incident can call the Pinellas Park Police Department at 727-541-0785; or Crime Stoppers 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward are asked to call Crime Stoppers or go to http://www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org/ to report online.

Pinellas Park police have released video of two of the robbers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB_s1MJfPnc&feature=youtu.be

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT4pTDqR7gg&feature=youtu.be

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