Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Public safety

Police seek help in finding suspected Pinellas Trail attacker

St. Petersburg detectives are offering a reward for help finding a teen they say robbed a woman at gunpoint on the Pinellas Trail in early February.

Police said Germaine D. Small, 17, who goes by "Bolt," was one of two teens who attacked and robbed a couple cycling on the trail about 3 p.m. Feb. 1. The pair took the couple's bikes and bags, and police said Small hit the woman in the face with his gun, cutting her and knocking out several teeth.

After the attack, police said, Small and the other boy ran off, and police later recovered the belongings and bikes in the area of 18th Avenue South and 45th Street South. The gun has not been found.

Police are searching for Small, who they describe as 5 foot 6 and 150 pounds with close cut, clean shaven hair. Police believe Small is aware that he is wanted and is trying to avoid capture. His record shows previous arrests for residential burglary and auto theft, police said.

Anyone with information about Small can call police at (727) 893-7780 or (727) 893-4823. You may also Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.

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