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Police searching for man suspected of Pinellas Park robbery

Police are searching for a St. Petersburg man suspected in a home invasion robbery in Pinellas Park last week.

David Wolfe, 28, and Kelly Riley, 30, invaded the home of James Darrigan in the 6600 block of 105th Avenue N on Jan. 16, Pinellas Park police said.

Police found and arrested Riley on Friday but Wolfe remained at large.

Wolfe and Riley entered Darrigan's home while he and his girlfriend, Linda Covell, were inside. With a gun to the head of both victims, the men took cash, a cell phone, an Android tablet, a backpack, a wallet filled with credit cards and prescription pain medications from Darrigan, who is in a wheelchair, police said. No injuries were reported.

Darrigan is familiar with the men because his daughter is dating Riley. Police said Darrigan was targeted because the men believed he had large sums of money and prescription drugs.

Police searching for man suspected of Pinellas Park robbery 01/24/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 24, 2014 7:17pm]
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